$1.3 million to support world-class science
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
The University of Adelaide has been awarded $1.32 million for new equipment and facilities that will support groundbreaking research in areas such as surveillance and security, plant science and agriculture, and the development of new optic fibres.
The funding, announced today by the Federal Government, will support three new facilities in the state involving the University of Adelaide and research partners from 2010.
This is the latest competitive research funding won by the University of Adelaide, adding to the $54 million in total funding already awarded to the University last October from the ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Today's funding announcement will support:
- A high-resolution environmental scanning electron microscope for South Australia
- $640,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Mark Tester (School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics)
- Capability for the fabrication and characterisation of mid-infrared photonic materials
- $400,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Tanya Monro (Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing, School of Chemistry & Physics)
- Accelerating Australia's large scale video surveillance research programmes
- $280,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Anton van den Hengel (Australian Centre for Visual Technologies, School of Computer Science)
In addition to the ARC funding announced today, these new facilities and infrastructure will attract more than $1.34 million in cash and in-kind support.