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Montage of Professor Edward Holmes

Professor Edward Holmes is the 2020 NSW Scientist of the Year

Eminent University of Sydney virologist wins the state's top science prize.


2020 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

Find out about the 10 category winners honoured in this year's ceremony at Government House.

The winners of the 2020 Premier's Prizes with Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW, the Hon Rob Stokes MP and Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte



Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Professor Antoine van Oijen from the University of Wollongong presents, 'Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance, from Molecule to Community'.

Professor Antoine van Oijen delivering a lecture


NSW Defence Innovation Network Part of New $15 Million R&D Project

NSW DIN to assist in the development of revolutionary underwater mine detection and clearance capabilities.

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle searching for undersea mines

Independent Reports

Campbelltown Koala Advice

Advice on the Protection of the Campbelltown Koala Population has been released.

Road sign saying koalas for next two kilometres


Supporting Young Scientists Program

2020 program now open supporting NSW high school students attending STEM-related courses, competitions or events.

Students attending the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, funded by the Supporting Young Scientists Program.

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.