Zinc oxide nanostructures
First Place + Centre for Materials Science Award winner | Jun Mei
Inspired by plant photosynthesis, these zinc oxide nanostructures show promise in efficiently converting light into energy.
Highly Commended Award winner | Robert Emo
This is a thin section mosaic of a deeply-sourced rock, or xenolith, from the upper mantle found in central Queensland.
This image shows the tiny universe inside a cell's cytoplasm consisting of various organelles and small vesicles.
These crystal structures belong to a metal−organic complex called Ag-TCNQ used to fabricate information storage devices.
The very hungry macrophages
People's Choice Award winner | Eleonore Bolle
This image shows macrophages, a cell type from the immune system, consuming antibiotic-loaded microspheres.
This is a snapshot of the spontaneous pattern made by hydrophobic gold nanoparticles, floating over a hydrogen peroxide ocean.
Audio reactive geometry
Second place winner | Melina Celik
This striking video interprets evolutionary biology through 3D models of iconic extinct and living Australian marsupial bone structures.
This video shows an interactive artwork that encouraged viewers to touch a microscopic image of a water droplet to create a ripple effect.
The third dimension
Highly Commended Award winner | Brett Lewis
Understanding coral biology and function is critical - this 3D model shows insights into the role of coral autofluorescence at a micro-scale.
This is a cinematic visualisation of a nebula produced using visual effects techniques.