$6.2 million to attract and retain brilliant minds
ARC Future Fellows (63.85K)
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Eight new fellowships worth more than $6.2 million in total have been awarded to researchers for studies at the University of Adelaide into areas such as child health, communications, climate change, ancient DNA, fish populations, space science, particle physics and chemistry.
The prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships have been announced today by the Federal Government.
Of the eight Future Fellowships awarded at the University of Adelaide, two have been won by Adelaide graduates who have gone on to make their mark overseas. Both of these researchers will return home to Adelaide for their fellowships. They are:
- Dr Gary Hill (currently at the University of Wisconsin), who has been awarded $806,192 for research into A multi-messenger approach to understanding the high-energy Universe; and
- Dr James Zanotti (currently at the University of Edinburgh), who has been awarded $694,352 for research into The Standard Model and beyond on supercomputers.
The other six recipients of ARC Future Fellowships at the University of Adelaide are all current staff members:
- Dr Jeremy Austin (Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Environment Institute) - $693,272 for: DNA and the missing: ancient DNA and advanced forensic identification;
- Professor Barry Brook (Environment Institute) - $911,732 for: Systems modelling for synergistic ecological-climate dynamics;
- Associate Professor Michael Davies (Robinson Institute) - $789,196 for: Building child health through maternal wellbeing;
- Dr Christian Doonan (School of Chemistry and Physics, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing) - $706,052 for: Open framework organic materials for CO2 capture;
- Associate Professor Christophe Fumeaux (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - $810,792 for: Unconventional antennas from macro- to nano-scales;
- Associate Professor Bronwyn Gillanders (Environment Institute) - $813,192 for: Using fish ear bones to overcome the shifting baseline syndrome in freshwater fish populations.
"The Future Fellowships are extremely important for attracting and retaining the best researchers," says the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research), Professor Mike Brooks.
"Giving top researchers the opportunity to return to Adelaide is an outstanding win for our State and the nation. All of the Future Fellows will conduct research into areas of national priority," Professor Brooks says.