Chief Scientist & Engineer

Final Report Published

Professor Mary O'Kane published the Final Report from her Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in New South Wales in September 2014. It followed a 19-month examination of human health and environmental impacts. 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 »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National 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 »

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest, and highlight areas of research strength in NSW. Read more »

Latest news

Nominations open for ATSE's Batterham Medal for early career research

BATTERHAM The award will be presented to a graduate engineer who has achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for their work in the past five years. Full Story »

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer congratulates winners of ATSE Clunies Ross Awards

Three leading NSW scientists were honoured at the gala awards dinner in May. Full Story »

Engineers Australia College and Technical Society Awards now open

EA Nominations are now being sought in a range of categories. Full Story »

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