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2023 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Trevor McDougall

Professor Trevor McDougall is the 2023 NSW Scientist of the Year

The eminent oceanographer received the award at the Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, held at Government House Sydney on Wednesday 15 November 2023.


Nominations for the 2024 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering Closed

The Prizes recognise excellence in science, engineering and STEM education, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for NSW.



2024 National Science Week NSW Grant Recipients Announced

Nineteen STEM outreach groups supported to host events across NSW during National Science Week, 10-18 August 2024.

A young girl looking curiously at a robot navigating a table.


NSW Research Receives $15 Million Funding Boost

UNSW Sydney's Housing Analytics Lab one of 10 projects supported through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Professor Chris Pettit from the HAL.


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Associate Professor Fatemeh Vafae presents 'Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Driving the Personalised Medicine of the Future'.

Associate Professor Fatemeh Vafaee


NSW BioSciences Fund Provides $4.5 Million to Projects Developing Important Medical Cures

Three successful recipients announced at the 2024 NSW Commercialisation Showcase.

RNAfold.AI co-founder Dr Sarah Diermeier working in the laboratory.

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.