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

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular breakfast seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest. On May 9, UNSW Professor Justin Gooding explains "How Sensors are Changing Our World". Read more »

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This city-wide celebration of science is on from August 7-19. If you're interested in staging an event, talk, workshop, forum or exhibition, you're invited to be a part of the Sydney Science Festival. Read more »

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 »

Latest news

National call for new technology ideas to support action on NSW water reforms

The NSW Government is inviting industry, researchers and academics to apply for a share of $500,000 in funding for new technology solutions to support best practice management and monitoring of water in NSW. Full Story »

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 »

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