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 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

The Prizes recognise and reward researchers whose cutting-edge work has generated economic, environmental, health, social and technological benefits for NSW. 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 »

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Latest news

Australia-Israel collaboration achieves first nanophotonic topological system

TECHNION The research findings are a key advance towards the development of robust optical circuits that have the potential of enabling large-scale optical integration and quantum information processing. Full Story »

Regional Hubs to bring science and technology to life in NSW communities

IA logo Inspiring Australia has awarded more than $80,000 to nine Hubs to raise awareness about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Full Story »

Australia’s first cellular genomic research facility

Weizmann Garvan The NSW Government will contribute $5 million towards the new Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics in Sydney. Full Story »

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