Discovery success to University of Adelaide researchers will benefit Australians

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Twenty-seven University of Adelaide researchers have collectively received more than $10.8 million in funding from the Federal Government to further their work in diverse areas that will impact on people’s lives in Australia and globally.

The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Anton Middelberg, said: “This highly-competitive funding highlights the breadth and depth of fundamental work performed by University of Adelaide researchers.

“The topics emphasise the University’s commitment to investigator-led research that is also aimed at delivering long term benefits to the economy and to society,”Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton Middelberg

“The topics emphasise the University’s commitment to investigator-led research that is also aimed at delivering long term benefits to the economy and to society. Today’s funding announcement is further evidence of how the University is helping to shape the future of our nation and its knowledge base.”

The 2020 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects are:

$350,000 awarded to a team led by Associate Professor Gavin Rowell

The Dawn of Extreme Gamma Ray Astronomy

$550,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Christian Doonan

Advancing the Chemistry of Metal-organic Frameworks for Biotechnology

$450,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Andrei Kotooussov

Theory and methods for evaluation of microstructural fatigue damage.

$578,000 awarded to Professor Shaobin Wang

Catalytic Degradation of Emerging Microplastic Pollutants.

$540,000 awarded to a team led by Associate Professor Maziar Arjomandi

Micro-perforation for passive drag reduction.

$507,438 awarded to a team led by Professor Mathai Varghes

Coarse Geometry: a novel approach to the Callias index & topological matter

$157, 699 awarded to a team led by Professor Sarah Wheeler

Consequences of water reform and changing farm adaptation in the Basin.

$510,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Anthony Roberts

Modelling, Mathematical Analysis, and Computation of Multiscale Systems.

$390,000 awarded to Professor Chunhua Shen

Deep Learning that Scales.

$297,621 awarded to a team led by Associate Professor John Semmler

Reconnecting the ageing brain to enhance plasticity and motor learning.

$320,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Stijn Glorie

A detrital apatite archive to track crustal growth.

$420,000 awarded to Associate Professor Jonathan George

New Discoveries in Organic Synthesis Inspired by the Efficiency of Nature.

$390,000 awarded to Professor Derek Abbott

An advanced framework for multi-agent strategic interactions.

$380,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Yvonne Stokes

Prediction of inertial particle focusing in curved microfluidic ducts.

$464,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Jonathan Tyler

East Asian Monsoon response to periods of abrupt global change.

$200,135 awarded to a team led by Dr Timothy Legrand

The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Illiberal States.

$450,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Ian Reid

Active Visual Navigation in an Unexplored Environment.

$349,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Luke Bennetts

Empowering next-generation sea-ice models with wave-ice mathematics.

$450,000 awarded to Associate Professor Tara Pukala

Revealing molecular detail of DNA triplexes to underpin antigene technology.

$330,000 awarded to Associate Professor Paul Jackson

Multi-messenger particle physics: Hunting for Leptoquarks.

$370,000 awarded to Dr Tat-Jun Chin

New Paradigms for Robust Fitting: Kernelisation and Polyhedral Search.

$450,000 awarded to a team led by Associate Professor Sanjeeva Balasuriya

Uncertainties in coherent transport of particles and intrinsic properties.

$240,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Firmin Sabro Doko Tchatoka

Selection of mixed strength moment restrictions and optimal inference.

$460,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Hugh Harris

Characterisation of the beneficial vs toxic forms of selenium in the diet.

$570,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Bruce Dawson

Understanding the nature and origin of the highest energy cosmic rays.

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