Science and Engineering

Grants and achievements

Australian Research Council grants

Funding awarded in 2017

ARC Discovery Projects

ARC Laurete Fellowships

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

  • $346,446 - Searching when the stakes are high: better health decisions from search engines. Dr Guido Zuccon.
  • $364,446 - Fostering making practices in people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Dr Dhaval Vyas.
  • $374,200 - New mathematical theory for fluid motion on surfaces with holes. Dr Christopher Green.
  • $357,446 - Fire resistant and lightweight wall systems using innovative blocks. Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam.

ARC Future Fellowships

Linkage infrastructure, equipment and facilities

Funding awarded in 2016

ARC Discovery Projects

  • $365,000 - Understanding the composition and dynamics of the troposphere and informing strategies to improve air quality. Professor Stephen Blanksby.
  • $310,000 - Developing a low cost and efficient photo-catalyst for splitting water into clean hydrogen fuel. Associate Professor Aijun Du.
  • $410,500 - Creating techniques for 3D visualisation of x-rays in clinical practice, human pose estimation, and 3D planning for orthopaedic minimally invasive surgery. Professor Clinton Fookes.
  • $415,500 - Examining the deformation and facture in brittle ceramic nanowire materials and anelastic behaviour in tensile deformation. Professor YuanTong Gu.
  • $303,000 - Researching the modulation of air-conditioning settings to destroy respiratory viruses. Dr Graham Johnson.
  • $420,500 - Visualising and analysing big sound data to detect patterns of animal and bird calls at different temporal and spatial scales, for monitoring the environment with insight and accuracy. Professor Paul Roe.
  • $392,000 - Developing mathematical models of cell migration in 3D living tissues. Professor Matthew Simpson.
  • $285,000 - Cloud scheduling and management of modern energy systems with real-time communication support. Professor Yu-Chu Tian.
  • $499,500 - Investigating a novel hypothesis to increase seed yield and vigour for increased crop yield. Professor Peter Waterhouse.
  • $117,000 - Delivering sustainable retirement villages to better accommodate older Australians and assess their effects on the growth of the retirement village industry. Dr Bo Xia.

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

  • $360,000 - Developing an inverse photoemission spectrometer to bring critical insight to the field of molecular materials, with potential widespread applications from energy conversion to sensing and electronics. Dr Jennifer MacLeod.

ARC Future Fellowships

  • $652,000 - Electronic coupling and nanoscale engineering of 2D nanojunctions and the design of low-cost and high-efficiency renewable energy devices. Dr Ting Liao.

Linkage infrastructure, equipment and facilities

Funding awarded in 2015

ARC Discovery Projects

  • $435,000 - Developing a new framework to support successful deployment of resilient 'prosumer-based' energy systems. Professor Gerard Ledwich.
  • $430,000 - Novel plasma-enabled processes for low-cost, energy-efficient and scalable growth of graphene films for touch screen devices. Professor Kostya Ostrikov.
  • $390,00 - Developing an electrical network costing framework that appropriately rewards customers who act to reduce network stress. Professor Gerard Ledwich.
  • $360,000 - Transforming traditional civil structures into smart structures. Professor Tommy Chan.
  • $310,000 - Novel cold-formed, light-gauge steel frame wall systems with superior fire resistance. Professor Mahen Mahendran.
  • $305,500 - Novel statistical tools for more accurate prediction by taking account of model complexity and uncertainties associated with the fitting procedure. Professor You-Gan Wang.
  • $290,000 - Developing an improved battery management system to smooth the intermittent contribution of renewable energy sources to the grid. Professor Mahinda Vilathgamuwa.

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

  • $382,000 - Computationally efficient and scalable Bayesian algorithms. Dr Christopher Drovandi.
  • $375,000 - Developing novel photocatalysts for reducing carbon dioxide to useful products using solar energy. Dr Jingsan Xu.
  • $352,000 - Improving plant natural products yields and diversifying products manufactured from wide array of plants. Dr Cara Mortimer.
  • $336,000 - Efficiently operating mixed traffic flow of traditional, connected and automated vehicles. Dr Zuduo Zheng.
  • $298,000 - Understanding customer quality perceptions of digital services to optimise their experiences. Dr Mary Tate.

ARC Future Fellowships

  • $812,460 - Developing a new 3D moulding process for generating soft materials containing the bio-inks (micro-channels) that supply nutrients and remove waste products from 3D printed body organs, for the long-term survival of replacement organs. Associate Professor Tim Dargaville.

Excellence in Research for Australia rankings

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, all of our research areas at the broad discipline level ranked 3/5 (at world standard) and above.

We ranked 5/5 (well above world standard) in:

  • agricultural biotechnology
  • geology
  • information systems
  • macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • materials engineering
  • numerical and computational mathematics
  • statistics

We ranked 4/5 (above world standard) in:

  • applied mathematics
  • biomedical engineering
  • data format
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental science and management
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • evolutionary biology
  • mechanical engineering
  • organic chemistry
  • other physical sciences
  • physical chemistry (including structural).

Contacts

Science and Engineering research office

  • Level Level 4, O Block
    Gardens Point