ARC Linkage Awards for 2007 - Round One Commencing in July 2007

Faculty of Arts & Education

School of International and Political Studies

Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Architecture & Building

Centre for Material & Fibre Innovation

School of Engineering and Information Technology

 


Faculty of Arts & Education

School of International and Political Studies

LP0776979  A/Prof LI Hancock

Title: Community Engagement for Localised Greenhouse Reduction: a local government demand‑management model for business and household water, energy and waste reduction

2007 :                 $  22,054
2008 :                 $  42,230
2009 :                 $  20,176

Primary RFCD: 3602 POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Hobsons Bay City Council
Global Greenplan Foundation

Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary
New integrated community strategies are needed to deal with the imperative of reducing Australia's carbon
footprint. With an explicit focus on enhancing community engagement for localised greenhouse reduction, this
project will generate important analysis and policy prescriptions for demand reduction strategies. The development
of enduring sustainable environment attitudinal and behavioural change is central to the National Strategy for
Ecologically Sustainable Development, which sees a clear role for governments, business and individuals in
progressing ecologically sustainable development. The results will contribute to developing new place‑based
integrated eco‑sustainability models for implementation by local/state governments.

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Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Architecture & Building

LP0776579  Prof Dr CA Langston; Dr GJ Treloar; Dr C Liu; Dr DJ Beynon; Dr UM de Jong

Title: Strategic Assessment of Building Adaptive Reuse Opportunities

2007 :                 $  35,000
2008 :                 $  70,000
2009 :                 $  70,000
2010 :                 $  35,000

Primary RFCD  3199  OTHER ARCHITECTURE, URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND BUILDING

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Uniting Church in Australia
Williams Boag Architects

Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary
This research will review a large database of existing buildings, many of which have exceeded their useful life. An
innovative model will be developed to enable Australia's building and property industries to identify the most viable
opportunities for building adaptive reuse. The model will integrate financial, environmental and social sustainability,
enabling community stakeholders to make informed decisions with widespread benefits. The research is aligned
with the national priority area: An Environmentally Sustainable Australia: Transforming Existing Industries. The
expertise developed in this project will be regionally and internationally applicable, providing momentum for the
growing adaptive design and conservation market.

Centre for Material & Fibre Innovation

LP0776913   Prof PD Hodgson; Dr BF Rolfe; Dr W Yan; Dr GL Kelly

Title: Reducing tool wear through novel surface treatments and improved lubrication

2007 :                 $  62,500
2008 :                 $ 145,000
2009 :                 $ 140,000
2010 :                 $  57,500

Primary RFCD:  2913   METALLURGY

APA(I) Award(s):                 2                                                                                                                   
Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
BP Australia Ltd.
Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd.
HARD Technologies Pty. Ltd.
Tooling Australia

Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary
High strength steels can be used to make vehicles lighter and safer but forming them into parts requires large
forces. This can lead to problems with tool wear and poor surface finish. This project will lead to improved
understanding of what makes a lubricant effective and how to design a tool surface to reduce wear. This new
knowledge will lead to improved tool designs and products. The competitiveness of the Australian automotive
manufacturing industry will be improved and there will be benefits for the local tooling industry, especially in the
competition for overseas markets.

LP0776751          Dr T Lin; Dr Y Zhao; Prof X Wang; A/Prof MA Kirkland

Approved           Three‑Dimensional Polymer Fibre Scaffolds with Functional Nano‑structured Surface
Project Title
2007 :                 $  57,500
2008 :                 $ 115,000
2009 :                 $ 115,000
2010 :                 $  57,500
Primary RFCD    2915             BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Cygenics, Ltd
Administering Organisation   Deakin University

Project Summary
The Partner Organisation to this research, CyGenics Ltd, is a world leader in cell biotechnology. A key challenge
faced by the CyGenics and other biotech companies is the provision of tissue scaffolding materials that have the
right three‑dimensional macroscopic structure plus a suitable nano‑structured surface micro‑environment, similar
to the natural extracellular matrix. This joint project combines expertise in polymer fibres, surface engineering and
cell culture to tackle the key challenge. The outcome will help position the local polymer fibre and cell culture
industries at the forefront of tissue scaffolding materials research and development.

School of Engineering and Information Technology

LP0776826  Prof S Nahavandi; Dr D Creighton

Title: Enabling secure and competitive air cargo systems

2007 :                 $  43,155
2008 :                 $  84,292
2009 :                 $  73,255
2010 :                 $  32,117

Primary RFCD  2802    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING
APA(I) Award(s):                 2                                                                                                                   
Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Deneb Australasia Pty Ltd

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Project Summary
This research will make a valuable contribution towards raising security levels in Australia. Methodologies and tools
that enable rapid modelling, analysis and ongoing decision making support will enable the Australian air cargo
industry to efficiently implement emerging screening technologies, whilst remaining competitive. 
Improved efficiency in air cargo facilities and distribution hubs will help maintain and improve productivity and
reduce time to market, despite increased security screening and rising fuel prices placing greater cost overheads
on logistics networks.    This research will have international application and create valuable high technology export
for Australia.

 

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1st December 2009