Melbourne scientists awarded international science links grants
[ Research Review 0809 ]
Six University of Melbourne scientists have been awarded grants totalling $47,000 to undertake important international collaborative research under the International Science Linkages ‚€“ Science Academies Program, funded by the Australian Government.
The grant funding is part of $3.9 million provided to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research over five years for the International Science Linkages ‚€“ Science Academies Program.
The program supports collaboration by Australian scientists with international partners on science and technology projects in order to contribute to Australia‚€™s economic, social and environmental wellbeing.
The Melbourne recipients are:
Associate Professor Muthupandian Ashokkumar, School of Chemistry: Sonochemically synthesised composite nanomaterials as catalysts in fuel cells
Dr Todd Lane, Senior Lecturer in Meteorology, School of Earth Sciences: Improved analysis and forecasting of precipitation through assimilation of Doppler radar observations with an ensemble Kalman filter
Professor Paul Mulvaney, Federation Fellow, School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute and a co-director of the University of Melbourne‚€™s Centre for Nanoscience and Technology: Plasmonic superstructures ‚€“ light coupling and sensing
Dr Frances Separovic, Deputy Head, School of Chemistry: Synchrotron radiation circular dichroism studies of antimicrobial peptides
Dr Elaine Wong, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering: Compact VCSEL base-stations for optical-wireless integrated networks
Associate Professor and Reader Paul Taylor, Melbourne School of Land and Environment: Molecular mechanisms of chickpea defence to pathogens.
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