The Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced the outcomes for the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects for funding starting 2020 and Discovery Projects for funding starting in 2021.
QUT has been awarded $1,200,955 for three ARC Linkage Projects and $4,917,549 for 13 Discovery projects.
The Linkage Projects promote research partnerships between researchers, business, industry community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies.
QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil said the grants were testament to the hard work and dedication of the researchers in their fields and the support of their collaborators and industry partners.
“These Australian Research Council grants are very hard fought for and there is a lot of competition for them, so to have so many awarded to QUT and our researchers is something I am very proud of,” Professor Sheil said.
A number of the successful projects will be hosted in recently established University research centres.
QUT Linkage Projects:
- Science and Engineering Faculty Dr Michael Cholette and Emeritus Professor Lin Ma for Condition-based maintenance optimisation for Queensland's railways: $302,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Associate Professor Azharul Karim and Professor Yuantong Gu for Novel multilevel modelling framework to design advanced food drying process: $310,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Dr Susanna Cramb, Dr Belinda Spratt and Associate Professor Helen Thompson for Statistical methods for quantifying variation in spatiotemporal areal data: $588,955
QUT Discovery Projects:
- Science and Engineering Faculty Professor Aijun Du for Discovery and design of 2D ferromagnets for nanoscale electronics $350,000; and for boosting carbon dioxide reduction via surface and interface engineering: $457,000
- Science and Engineering Professors Ken Ostrikov and Anthony O’Mullane and Associate Professor Jennifer MacLeod for Plasma-assisted on-surface assembly for hydrogen production and beyond: $330,000
- Faculty of Law Professors Kerry Carrington and Melissa Bull and Dr Danielle Watson for Improving the policing of gender violence in the Global South: $190,064
- Creative Industries Faculty Professor Evonne Miller, Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt, Dr TJ Thomson and Dr Jennifer Seevinck for Amplifying voices from the Royal Commission into Aged Care: $310,672
- Creative Industries Faculty Professor Amanda Lotz and Associate Professor Kevin Sanson for Making Australian TV in the 21st century: $385,813
- Science and Engineering Faculty Professor Kathryn Fairfull-Smith and Associate Professor Makrina Totsika for Eradicating bacterial biofilms with nitroxide-antimicrobial hybrids: $458,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Professor Hongxia Wang and Drs Chao Zhang and Deepak Dubal for High performance monolithic perovskite photocapacitors: $370,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Associate Professor Prashant Sonar for Stretchable organic transistors for wearable electronics and robotics: $360,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Dr Graham Johnson, Dr Branka Miljevic, Professor Kirsten Spann and Professor Zoran Ristovski for Aerosol glassy states promote global warming, airborne toxins and pathogens: $351,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Professor Huai-Yong Zhu, Associate Professor Eric Waclawik and Dr Sarina Sarina for Promoting transition metal complex catalysis with plasmonic antennae: $284,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Dr Selen Turkay, Associate Professor Ross Brown and Adjunct Professor David Flannery for Enabling situated immersive science collaboration with remote sensing data: $501,000
- Science and Engineering Faculty Professor Kirill Alexandrov for Genetic code expansion of a eukaryotic in vitro translation system: $570,000