Enhancing Australia's Prosperity Through Technological Innovation


ATSE is an independent body of more than 800 Australian scientists and engineers seeking to enhance Australia’s prosperity through technological innovation.

Our aspirations and endeavours are explained here. We hope you enjoy learning about them

Our list of ATSE Fellows comprises some of the most influential names in technological sciences and engineering. They’re an important group of people – one that’s been responsible for a number of key technological advancements over the past 40 years.

ATSE is made up of some of Australia’s leading thinkers in technology and engineering. It’s an eclectic group, drawn from academia, government, industry and research, each with a single objective in mind – to apply technology in smart, strategic ways for our social, environmental and economic benefit.

Take a closer look at who we are and what we do, take a look at the Academy’s mission, history and people.


Natural Resources

Inquiry into Stormwater Resource in Australia

Australia needs to link stormwater management strongly to urban planning processes to maximise the wider benefits of green stormwater infrastructure and technologies to Australian communities


Australia’s post-2020 UNFCCC emissions targets

As a large per-capita emitter, Australia will need to carefully consider how any eventual post 2020 target would be achieved, while minimising any impacts on the economy or Australia’s competitiveness

Industry & Innovation

Research Engagement for Australia: Measuring research engagement between universities and end users

This report focusses on developing metrics from existing data collections of Australian university research that can serve as indicators for research engagement, knowledge transfer and/or collaboration

Natural Resources

Focus 189: Australia's Liquid Asset: Meeting our water reform challenges

Water is our most essential substance, so we need to focus on optimising its use and stewardship

Focus Magazine
Health Technology

National Disability Insurance Agency - Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology

The Academy has identified that technologies can play a major role in reducing healthcare costs when they are socially accepted and widely adopted


ARENA’s future research and development priorities

ATSE believes that the proposed priority areas do address a key energy challenge for Australia.

Health Technology

Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

ATSE recommends that Australia must retain an individual regulatory body to ensure continued safety of the Australian population and grow and promote globally competitive medicine and medical device industries in Australia

Industry & Innovation

Boosting Commercial Returns from Research (Issues Paper)

ATSE provided comments on the Australian Government’s Boosting the commercial returns from research issues paper.


Latest News


Clunies Ross Awards this week

Australia’s premier innovation commercialisation awards, the Clunies Ross Awards, will be presented on Thursday at Brisbane City Hall


Time to use our stormwater

ATSE says Australia is drastically underusing its stormwater


Australia and Korea target emerging research leaders

Six mid‐career Australian researchers will visit Korea for exchange placements to study research opportunities in healthy ageing and well-being, environmental sustainability and capturing the benefits of ICT in a digital economy

Fellows Spotlight


Four Fellows join Academy of Science

Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO FAA FTSE is one of four Fellows to join the Academy of Science, along with Professors Helene Marsh FAA FTSE, Michael McLaughlin AM FAA FTSE and San Thang FAA FTSE


Six Fellows named Bragg Members of RIAus

One of the Academy’s most senior Fellows, Dr Basil Hetzel AC FTSE, was one of six Fellows inducted into Bragg Membership of RiAus in Adelaide in April

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Upcoming events
28/05/20152015 Clunies Ross Awards15CRAW
29/05/2015Wonder Of Extreme Science15WOES
4/06/2015What on Earth Is Happening With Gas?1506SVICD
22/09/2015ATSE Unconventional Gas Conference 20151509PUGC