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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.


Independent Reports

Menindee Fish Deaths

The community video from the 'Independent review into the 2023 fish deaths in the Darling-Baaka River at Menindee' is now available to view.

Millions of dead fish lying on the surface of the Darling-Baaka River at Menindee, NSW.

Science in NSW

NSW Researchers Honoured with seven of 17 ARC Laureate Fellowships

The ARC has announced $58.3 million in funding over five years for 17 Australian Laureate Fellowships, supporting ground-breaking research.

The seven NSW Laureate Fellows for 2024.


New Report Positions NSW to Solve Critical Industry Problems with Quantum Computing

Report provides insights into when functional quantum computers will be available and what problems they'll solve.

The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong MP launching the Quantum Algorithms and Applications Report at The Quantum Terminal, Monday 27 May 2024.


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.

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.