3D-printed solutions for patients
Our PhD student Naomi Paxton is the first winner of an award worth up to $35,000 with the goal of innovating the way we 3D print body parts.Read about the award here
Improving flows in rivers and estuaries
Professor Richard Brown received an ARC Linkage Grant for his project which implements real-time satellite monitoring for flow in rivers and estuaries. This flow system will provide stakeholders with more information to enable them to better manage issues including storm surge and corrosion.Read the full story
Biotech research gives nutritional boost to livestock
Associate Professor Robert Speight is using a new gene editing technique to provide a nutritional boost for livestock feed. The method, which involves making precise changes to the genome of living cells, also reduces feed costs for farmers and graziers.Read the full story
World-leading green energy research
ARC Laureate Fellow and physicist Professor Dmitri Golberg and his team are investigating new materials and their structural and green-energy applications using in situ transmission electron microscopy. The new materials could be used for improved solar cells, touch panels, batteries, field-effect transistors, light sensors and displays.Find out more
Advanced materials for next generation green energy
Meeting energy demands will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the next century. Associate Professor Ziqi Sun is exploring the great potential of novel graphene-like 2D materials for energy applications, including devices to facilitate the wide spread of electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and next generation solar panels.
Breakthroughs in diamond nanothread technology
Through computer simulation, Dr Haifei Zhan and a team of researchers discovered that diamond nanothread can be made flexible, making it ideal for the creation of extremely strong three-dimensional nano-architectures. This finding enables scientists to apply both rigid and flexible properties so they can create both strong and versatile structures.
Professor John Bell
Head of School - Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical EngineeringJohn’s research operates in interdisciplinary groups and centres, investigating the connections between the underlying structure and the processing, properties, and performance of the material.
Professor Godwin Ayoko
Discipline Leader - Environmental TechnologiesAssociate Professor Godwin Ayoko is conducting research involving significant environmental impact including:
- modern analytical techniques for characterising and monitoring pollutants in the environment.
- applying multivariate data analysis techniques.
Associate Professor Kathryn Fairfull-Smith
Discipline Leader - Molecular Design and SynthesisAssociate Professor Kathryn Fairfull-Smith is an an ARC Future Fellow and recipient of a 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in research.
Her work primarily focuses on using organic synthesis to build molecules or functionalise surfaces and polymers, for applications including drug delivery and imaging.
Associate Professor Travis Klein
Discipline Leader - Biomedical Engineering and Medical PhysicsAssociate Professor Travis Klein heads the Cartilage Regeneration Laboratory and the Injury Prevention and Trauma Management Theme at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. His ultimate aim is to help develop long-term regenerative therapies for treating cartilage defects, including osteoarthritis.
Dr Jennifer MacLeod
Discipline Leader - NanoscienceJennifer MacLeod studies the behaviour and properties of molecules on surfaces, focusing on how their chemical and electronic structures can be changed through on-surface reactions. Her experiments lay the groundwork for creating new materials for next-generation electronics and sensors.