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QUT Science in Focus Competition

Each year the Institute for Future Environments hosts the QUT Science in Focus Competition - a celebration of the brilliant, beautiful and surprising nature of QUT #research. Staff and students from across QUT submit images that demonstrate the art of science and how QUT research is making real-world impacts.


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Bio-inspired urchin-like metal

by Jun Mei

2019 QUT Science in Focus entrant

This is a microscopic image of metal oxide nano-structures that could be used as high-performance electrode materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries.

Giardia duodenalis trophozoites

by Crystal Cooper

2019 QUT Science in Focus entrant

This is a microscopic image of a protozoan parasite that causes giardiasis, affecting more than 200 million people worldwide every year.

Dark fibres for a brighter future

by Trent Brooks-Richards

2019 QUT Science in Focus winner

This is a microscopic image of a nano-sized cell scaffold, a biodegradable medical-grade polymer structure that helps wounds heal by giving cells a safe place to grow.

Looking for life in all the right places

by Michael Jones

2019 QUT Science in Focus entrant

Metal-cycling microbes living deep below the surface of the Earth leave trace concentrations of Uranium (green), Cobalt (blue), and Vanadium (red) in rocks from the Triassic period. These tell-tale signs of past life on Earth are helping scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover mission better understand how to seek signs of past life on the red planet.

A day in the life of a solitary coral

by Brett Maxwell-Lewis

2019 QUT Science in Focus entrant

This image shows a solitary mushroom coral (Fungia). Unlike most corals you see on the reef, these corals are free-living and are able to move wherever they like, migrating into deeper, low-light waters where they thrive and form the foundation for new reefs.

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