Deakin wins ARC LIEF funding

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:20:00 +1100

Deakin University has won two of the 78 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grants announced by Senator Kim Carr at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus on Wednesday 1st December 2010.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has noted that one of the successful projects represents the largest LIEF grant that Deakin has ever won.

$1.294 million was awarded to Professor Maria Forsyth and her team for the “Facility for in-situ nuclear magnetic resonance of advanced materials and devices”. 

Professor Forsyth’s team includes: Dr Nolene Byrne, Dr Timothy J Bastow, Dr Jennifer M Pringle, Dr Adam S Best, Dr Anthony F Hollenkamp, Dr Bradley P Ladewig, Prof Huanting Wang, Prof Peter D Hodgson, Prof Junichi Kawamura, Prof Douglas R MacFarlane, Dr Anita J Hill, I Prof Ying Chen, Dr Kate M Nairn, Prof David L Officer, Dr Jia Z Wang and Prof Colin J Barrow (Deakin researchers in bold).

$430,00 was awarded to Dr Aiden Beer and his team for the “Facility for the development of new lightweight extruded alloys and structures”

Dr Beer’s team includes:  Prof Matthew R Barnett, Prof Jian-Feng Nie, Dr Nicole Stanford, A/Prof Sammy L Chan, Dr Mark A Easton, A/Prof Qian Ma, Prof Cuie Wen, A/Prof Christopher H Davies and Prof Andrejs Atrens(Deakin researchers in bold).

In addition, Deakin was also listed as a partner on six other successful ARC LIEF Grants led by other universities. The participating Deakin researchers are:

  • Dr Takuya Tsuzuki and Prof Ying I Chen - A comprehensive magneto-thermophysical property measurement system for the development of advanced materials, energy and biomedical technologies - University of NSW
  • Prof Xungai Wang and A/Prof Lingxue Kong - Multi-scale fabrication facility for complex three-dimensional surface generation from nano to macro dimensions - University of NSW
  • Prof Peter Hodgson - Advanced in-situ electron microscope facility for research in alloys, nanomaterials, functional materials, magnetic materials and minerals - Monash University
  • Dr Chunhui Yang and Dr Bernard Rolfe - Hybrid testing facility for structures under extreme loads - Swinburne University of Technology
  • Prof Qipeng Guo, Prof Xungai Wang and Dr Noelene Byrne -  Green biopolymer nanocomposites facility: supercritical carbon dioxide characterisation and processing for nanomaterials and biopolymers - The University of Queensland
  • Prof Matthew Barnett - Vacuum induction furnace for casting titanium alloys - The University of Queensland

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