2020 UNSW 3 minute thesis finalists

2020 UNSW 3 Minute Thesis Finalists
Addressing the incompatibility between low-quality silicon and high-efficiency solar cells technologies.
Saving energy to make this planet evergreen again.
In a time of unprecedented ecological degradation, new laws are emerging that recognise the legal rights of nature; can they effectively protect the Earth in the Anthropocene?
Exclusive lanes for self-driving vehicles have the potential to smoothen the transition towards future mobility
Understanding the decision-making processes of regenerative development for our neighbourhoods.
Listening to music for only one week does not significantly improve sleep quality and it takes at least three weeks to become a healthy sleeper.
Private regulation of working conditions in global apparel supply chains: opportunities for transformation.
Investigating physical activity as a form of therapy to reduce cardiometabolic complications and improve healthy behaviours in childhood cancer survivors
This research uncovers the challenges and benefits associated with theatre conducted in refugee camps on Greek islands to encourage more ethical and sustainable practice.
We are designing a new material, plastic that conducts electricity, to fight diseases caused when the body's own electronics goes haywire.
Can a classroom based positive psychology intervention in low-income developing country setting improve academic performanc?
Why do low level government officials make inconsistent decisions, even where the law is clear? And what can those decisions tell us about whether and to what extent countries comply with international legal obligations?
How have fan and professional subtitlers translated swearwords in films and what are the effects of different translation strategies on audiences' reception and processsing?
Bioengineering vascular grafts through a biomimetic approach using electrospun silk and recombinant proteins.
If technology has enabled people to work remotely and travel to different regions, what would that mean for the local communities of the destination places?
Understanding the development of altered sensations and pain following cancer treatments to assist in finding a cure
Investigating how eating with other people can influence our food intake
Shepherding guidance of a swarm of autonomous boats for the purpose of sea state estimation.
Are we prepared to deal with the next disaster?
Understanding genetic abnormalities to develop effective drugs for brain cancer.
Stepping away from tranditional lab-based experiments into Nature's Laboratory, to understand how life may have formed on Earth.
What does the 'new normal' of knowledge work, emerging out of COVID-19 lockdown, look like? The digital nomads have an answer (or two).
Investigating how player population of video games change influenced by temporal and event related external factors such as time of the day, day of the week, age of game, sale events and pandemic
Putting together the puzzle pieces to avoid the next atmospheric catastrophe.
Bruno Vicari Stefani: Low-cost solar energy with low-cost materials: A tale of three grown-up pigs. Faculty of Engineering
Muhammad Ali: Intelligent approaches for energy management at residential sector. UNSW Canberra
Alice Bleby: Rights of Nature in the Anthropocene. Faculty of Law
Shantanu Chakraborty: Self-driving vehicle lanes - a seamless transition to future mobility. Faculty of Engineering
William Craft: Regenerative Neighbourhoods: How Are They Created? Faculty of the Built Environment
Thomas Dickson: Three Weeks to a Sound Night's Sleep. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Nana Frishling: Beyond the Audit: Multi-stakeholder Initiatives and the Challenges of Human Rights Protection. Faculty of Law
Lauren Ha: Exercising Against Cancer. Faculty of Medicine
Anita Hallewas: Theatre in Refugee Camps: Finding Sustainable and Ethical Practice. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Jonathan Hopkins: Designing Electric Plastic to Fight Diseases. Faculty of Science
Fatima Jamal Khan: Positive Psychology, human capital and wellbeing: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan. UNSW Business School
Regina Jefferies: Rethinking Transnational Legal Process. Faculty of Law
Qihang Jiang: Subtitling Swearwords in Films and Their Effects on Audiences. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Shouyuan (Amy) Jiang: Heart Broken? Novel Bioengineered vascular graft to mend your heart. Faculty of Engineering
Angtyasti Jiwasiddi: Understanding the relationship between digital nomads and local communities. UNSW Business School
Lital Livni: The Enigma of Altered Sensations. Faculty of Medicine
Emma Long: I ate with a mate: Social facilitation of food intake. Faculty of Science
Nathan Long: Shepherding a Swarm of Autonomous Boats for Sea State Estimation. UNSW Canberra
Hafiz Suliman Munawar: Machine learning in humanitarian relief through employing rule based verification on aerial imagery. Faculty of the Built Environment
Humaira Noor: Targeting Genes for Brain Cancer Treatment. Faculty of Medicine
Luke Steller: From Nature's Laboratory to the Stars. Faculty of Science
Blair Wang: Digital Nomadism and the Digital Future(s) of Post-COVID-19 Knowledge Work. UNSW Business School
Dulakshi Wannigamage: Patterns of Player Count Changes in Video Games. UNSW Canberra
Blair Welsh: Shining a New Light on Atmospheric Chemistry. Faculty of Science