Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW. The recruitment process for the new Chief Scientist & Engineer is underway, following the resignation of inaugural CSE, Professor Mary O'Kane (right).

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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

New funding to boost NSW cyber security

The NSW Government has announced a $2 million investment in a new university-led network aimed at bolstering NSW’s cyber security research and development capability. Full Story »

NSW Energy Security Taskforce releases Final Report

It's recommended the NSW Government adopt a more proactive approach to managing short- and medium-term risks, including during prolonged periods of extreme heat. Full Story »

Expert Panel revises Williamtown investigation area based on new data

Residents are being urged to heed new precautionary advice, which has been tailored to where they live. Full Story »

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