Chief Scientist & Engineer

Investing in Science

In the 2012/13 budget the NSW Government announced $13 million in funding to support innovation and continued investment in the state's research and development capacity, under the new Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP). More info »

Coal Seam Gas Review

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, is continuing her independent review of the state's coal seam gas activities. To find out more, click here. More info »

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor O'Kane consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

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Highlighted Events

NSW Science and Engineering Awards

The NSW Science and Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by the State's research leaders. Connect through their facebook page. Read more »

Eureka Science Awards

Eureka Science Awards are among Australia's most prestigious national awards for scientific achievements by individuals and collectives. Read more »

Science Week

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. Read more »

Latest news

Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts robust discussion on CSG water

Professor Mary O’Kane has hosted a technical workshop on coal seam gas water as part of her independent review of the extractive industry in New South Wales. Full Story »

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The Jameson Cell: How it revolutionised mineral processing

Graeme Jameson discusses how his invention changed the face of mineral processing. Full Story »

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