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From 13-15 July, IPAS/OzGrav was delighted to host the 2021 Space Industry Work Experience Program. This is a unique work experience program giving South Australian secondary school students, personal insight into the space industry, an understanding of necessary skills and qualifications, and networking opportunities, to inspire space-focused STEM careers. From a total of 162 applications, all from very high achieving students across both Metro and Rural schools, Tom Clancy, Natalie Hand and Albert Thomson were successfully selected for the 2020/2021 South Australian Space Industry Work Experience Program.
Congratulations to Prof Kishan Dholakia, IPAS member from the School of Biological Sciences, for being awarded a prestigious 2021 ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship, a fiercely competitive fellowship only awarded to researchers who have truly achieved international eminence in their fields of expertise.
South Australia’s expertise and capabilities in advanced materials that underpin future industries such as those developing the next-generation of computers, will be given a boost, thanks to the appointment of one of the world’s leading experts in quantum materials to the University of Adelaide.
Professor Nigel Spooner from the School of Physical Sciences and Professor Derek Abbott from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering have received Moon to Mars Demonstrator Feasibility Grants from the Australian Space Agency.
Curious about Science and Physics? Wondering what careers can come from studying Physics? Not sure if you should choose to study Physics in Year 11 and Year 12 or University? The 2021 AIP/IPAS Physics Industry Night will provide all the answers for you! REGISTER NOW!
Congratulations to our IPAS members whose significant contributions were highlighted in the 2020 University Awards for Outstanding Achievements as well as in the Faculty of Sciences Executive Dean Awards. Ms Elodie Janvier and Dr Jiawen Li both won the University Excellence in Research Awards, for a professional staff member and for an early-career researcher respectively; while Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem was awarded the Faculty of Sciences Executive Dean Research Leadership and Dr Danny Wilson was the recipient of the 2020 Mid-Career Research Excellence Award.
It has been very inspirational to see brilliant IPAS early and mid-career researchers’ major success in the last round of NHMRC Ideas Grants where the success rate was below 10% nationally!