Five Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among the recipients of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme, announced by the Minister for Education Dan Tehan.
The funding for research partnerships includes:
$898,560 for the University of Western Australia to lead an international project that will test and review the success of teaching Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity. The research will be led by Chief Investigator Emeritus Professor David Blair FAA, Professor Susan Scott FAA and collaborators.
$440,000 for the University of Melbourne to advance the understanding of turbulent heat transfer, to allow more reliable, efficient and durable designs for energy generation. The research will be led by Chief Investigator Professor Richard Sandberg, Professor Ivan Marusic FAA and collaborators.
$430,000 for the University of Melbourne to establish the capability to manufacture application-specific semiconductor lasers. The project will use existing facilities in Australia to enhance Australia’s quantum science research and establish a viable export-dominated high-tech manufacturing business. The research will be led by Chief Investigator Professor Robert Scholten, Professor Chennupati Jagadish FAA and collaborators.
$460,000 for the Australian National University to improve the management of Australia's threatened mammals. Using new genomics methods, the project will measure the effects of small population size on genetic diversity and mutation load, in extinct as well as remnant and translocated populations. The research will be led by Chief Investigator Professor Craig Moritz FAA and collaborators.
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