ANFF-Q clients awarded more than $2 million for new ARC Future Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards

ANFF-Q would like to congratulate our clients on securing ARC Future Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA):

Dr Bin Luo, who was awarded funding to develop a new solar battery as a sustainable power source for future wearable electronics. Expected outcomes include new classes of planar-type solar batteries, functional microelectrodes and energy materials, as well as new knowledge generated from collaborations across materials science, photoelectrochemistry and nanotechnology disciplines.

Dr Hao Song, who was awarded funding to develop a next-generation adhesive nanoparticle platform through in-depth understandings of nanoparticle interactions with bio-interfaces. Expected outcomes include a family of adhesive nanoparticles designed for nanopesticide and animal feed applications, with the potential to deliver valuable intellectual property of commercial interest and economic benefit through technology advancement.

Dr Jun Zhang, who was awarded funding to study the interplay between inertial fluid flow, electricity, and magnetism in microscale for particle separation. This project is expected to result in disruptive technology that enables the unique, high-performance and high-throughput separation of particles such as cells.

Dr Toan Dinh, who was awarded funding to enhance fundamental understanding and enable the development of high performance silicon carbide based sensors. The project will employ these knowledge advancements to develop new sensors with a sensitivity of thousand-fold larger than that of conventional sensors.

ARC Future Fellowships scheme reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to excellence in research by supporting excellent mid-career researchers to undertake high quality research in areas of national and international benefit.

The objectives of the DECRA scheme are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers.
  • support national and international research collaboration.
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas.
  • advance promising early career researchers and promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways.
  • enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments.

We look forward further supporting the careers of these outstanding Australian researchers.