ARC Laureate and Future Fellows

Australian Laureate Fellowships

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to excellence in research by supporting world-class researchers to conduct research in Australia. Recipients are supported with project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support for 5 years.

Prof Kishan Dholakia

Prof Kishan Dholakia
2021-2026

Transforming wide-field optical imaging through a new ‘intelligent’ microscopy able to capture 3D volumetric images. 

Prof Zaiping Guo

Prof Zaiping Guo
2021-2026

Developing a toolkit of new battery design principles to deliver high energy-density batteries with outstanding safety profiles and extended cycle lives, which would revolutionise battery technologies and position Australia as a global leader in the critical transition to a decarbonised economy.

Prof Mathai Varghese

Prof Mathai Varghese
2018-2023

Developing novel techniques to investigate Geometric analysis on infinite dimensional bundles, as well as Geometric analysis of pathological spaces with Cantor set as fibre, that arise in models for the fractional quantum Hall effect and topological matter, areas recognised with the 1998 and 2016 Nobel Prizes.

Prof Shizhang Qiao

Prof Shizhang Qiao
2018-2022

Addressing the efficient and sustainable production of fuels and chemicals using abundant sources like water, carbon dioxide and sunlight by an integrated reaction system.

ARC Future Fellowships

The Australian Future Fellowships provide four-year salary and project funding to excellent mid-career researchers to undertake high quality research in areas of national and international benefit. 

Dr Jayakumar Bose

Dr Jayakumar Bose
2021-2025

Discovering how chloroplasts maintain function in saline condition by comparing chloroplast water- and salt-transport mechanisms of closely related salt-loving and salt-sensitive plants.

Dr Nigel Rogasch

Dr Nigel Rogasch
2021-2025

To understand the neural mechanisms of working memory, a fundamental cognitive function in humans, using a novel framework which combines non-invasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging, pharmacological and experimental manipulations, and biological modelling.

Prof Melissa Nursey-Bray

Prof Melissa Nursey-Bray
2021-2025

Identifying the ways in which all knowledge, particularly Western and Indigenous knowledges can work together to inform environmental policy, with a focus on climate change adaptation. 

Dr Scott Boden

Dr Scott Boden 
2021-2025

Deciphering genes and molecular processes that regulate inflorescence architecture in wheat, using state-of-the-art genetic resources to identify novel biological mechanisms that regulate the development of spikelets – reproductive branches that contain grain-producing florets. 

A/Prof Stijn Glorie

A/Prof Stijn Glorie    
2021-2025

To reconstruct 250 million years of landscape evolution in response to rifting and break-up of the Gondwana supercontinent, using the innovative approach of combining regional thermochronology with global plate tectonic models.

 A/Prof Yao Zheng

A/Prof Yao Zheng
2020-2024

Development of a range of highly active and selective electrode catalysts for a new electrocatalytic refinery (e-refinery) system, by an interdisciplinary approach combining atomic-level material design principles, in situ instrumental techniques, and modern computation methods.

Prof Frank Neumann

Prof Frank Neumann
2020-2024

Development of high performing bio-inspired algorithms for stochastic problems where the constraints can only be violated with a small probability, leading to more effective and reliable optimisation methods for complex planning processes in areas of national priority such as mining and manufacturing.

Dr Martina Demuro

Dr Martina Demuro
2020-2024

Unravelling past human responses to climate change, elucidating regional occupation patterns, emergence of complex behaviours, and causes of Neanderthal demise, with benefits for refining our own species deep-time evolutionary trajectory and global expansion across different regions, including Australia.

Dr Camille Mellin

Dr Camille Mellin
2020-2024

Using novel methodologies rooted in ecological modelling, experimental marine biology and climate forecasting to address the vulnerability of coral reef fisheries in Australia and the Indo-Pacific by identifying fishery targets that benefit human nutrition and will persist despite declining coral habitats and rising water temperature.

A/Prof Luke Bennetts

A/Prof Luke Bennetts
2019-2023

To develop a mathematical model of swell-induced ice-shelf vibrations in a coupled ocean–shelf 3D framework, focusing on interactions between vibrations and the rift networks that characterise outer shelf margins before disintegration.

Prof Gustavo Carneiro

Prof Gustavo Carneiro
2019-2023

To investigate new deep learning modelling approaches to leverage real-world large-scale image data sets that contain noisy and incomplete labels and imbalanced class prevalence, and to enable the use of these data sets for modelling deep learning classifiers. 

A/Prof Paul Medwell

A/Prof Paul Medwell
2019-2023

Enabling the development of next-generation gas turbine engines.

A/Prof Yan Jiao

A/Prof Yan Jiao
2019-2023

Using carbon and nitrogen as energy carriers to develop catalyst materials for green fuels (ammonia, hydrocarbon and alcohol) by operando computation.

Dr Tanya Zivkovic

Dr Tanya Zivkovic
2019-2023

Critical conversations: An ethnographic study of Australian organ donation - through a comparative cross-cultural analysis to address an urgent need for new culturally sensitive ways of improving organ donation rates in Australia, which are lower in culturally and linguistically diverse groups. 

Dr Emma Sherratt

Dr Emma Sherratt
2019-2023

To uncover the morphological variation that allows rapid adaptive evolution in two invasive species, the rabbit and hare. 

Dr Cameron Shearer

Dr Cameron Shearer
2019-2023

To address the accumulation of pollutants in our environment by developing and optimising materials that utilise light energy to breakdown these persistent chemicals. 

Dr Philip Brewer

Dr Philip Brewer
2018-2022

Identifying important missing links in the signalling pathways that connect major plant hormones in their control of plant architecture, with a focus on the signalling system that helps plants cope with sub-optimal growing conditions. 

A/Prof Steven Wiederman

A/Prof Steven Wiederman
2018-2022

From insects to autonomous systems: how brains detect moving objects, predict their future location and ignore distractions.

Prof Mark Hutchinson

Prof Mark Hutchinson
2018-2022

Measuring pain in livestock: mechanisms, objective biomarkers and treatments.