Congratulations to CBNS CI Professor Pall Thordarson for recently receiving three ARC grants allowing research into the below areas.
Two of the grants fall under the ARC’s Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme which provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities. The scheme enables researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive research infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry. LIEF projects foster collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international or national research facilities.
Working together on this project are UNSW, The Flinders University of South Australia, UQ and The University of Western Australia. They are establishing a major research facility centred on thin film microfluidics.
The UNSW, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, and the Northwestern University, Illinois) are collaborating on developing a “Next generation facility for investigating thermodynamics and kinetics”.
The third grant falls under the ARC’s Discovery Projects scheme. This scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams. Pall, at UNSW, is working with the University of Maine on a project titled “Performing work through actively-driven self-assembled”. The knowledge gained in this project will benefit the design of nanoscale self-assembled structures that can carry out work and complex mechanical tasks at much larger length scales.