Science

Faculty Research Grants and Early Career Research Grants


These schemes enable schools to strategically incubate research activities within their units.

 

 

2016 Faculty Research Grants & Early Career Research Grants

 

School

Researcher

Project Title

Amount

Grant

BABS

Brendan Burns

Functional metagenomic profiling at a millimetre scale in modern stromatolites

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Belinda Ferrari

Microbial strategies for survival in the extremely cold and dry desert soils of eastern Antarctica

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Michael Janitz

Investigating transcriptional regulation in aging synaptosome

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Christopher Peter Marquis

Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to nanosilver

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Winnie Luu

The post-translational regulation of DHCR7, a terminal enzyme in cholesterol synthesis

$9,988.00

ECR

BABS

Laura Sharpe

Transcriptional regulation of the two rate-limiting enzymes in cholesterol synthesis

$9,988.00

ECR

BABS

Li Zhang

Investigation of the role of Campylobacter concisus zonula occludens toxin in modulating the innate immune system

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Richard Edwards

Diploid assembly and annotation of PacBio genomes

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Vincent Murray

The Specific Location of DNA Adducts caused by the anti-tumour drug Cisplatin in the entire Human Genome.

$12,000.00

FRG

BABS

Frances Byrne

Development of a Western diet-inducible mouse model of endometrial cancer

$9,991.00

ECR

BABS

Noel Whitaker

Role of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus early genes in human cancer

$12,000.00

FRG

BEES

Black

Closing the knowledge gap: using hard evidence to reconstruct the role of extinct herbivores in shaping northern Australian ecosystems

$15,000.00

FRG

BEES

Broich

Near real time prediction of Australian wheat crop failure risk and uncertainty using remote sensing observations

$17,516.00

ECR

BEES

Jordan

Scent-based management tool for dingoes and other wild dogs in Australia

$20,000.00

FRG

BEES

Lehtonen

Unusual reproductive systems – isogamy and facultative sex

$10,238.00

ECR

BEES

Lyons

Filling the fine-scale data gap with ultra-high spatial resolution UAV data

$17,000.00

ECR

BEES

Verges

What is the role of browser and grazer herbivores in mediating kelp decline in warming temperate reefs?

$15,000.00

FRG

CHEM

Jason Harper

Designer solvents to control reaction outcome: Ionic liquids for solvent-controlled reactivity

$15,000.00

FRG

CHEM

John Stride

Unlocking magnetic interactions and molecular dynamics using neutron scattering

$5,000.00

FRG

CHEM

Leigh Aldous

Biomass air batteries for the dual production of energy and value-added chemicals

$5,000.00

FRG

CHEM

Marcus Cole

Catalytic Bond Activation at Aluminium and Gallium

$25,000.00

FRG

CHEM

Pu Xiao

Development of High Performance Photoinitiating Systems for 3D Printing

$7,500.00

FRG

CHEM

Shelli McAlpine

Synthesizing compounds that target Heat shock protein 70: blocking cancer cell growth

$25,000.00

FRG

CHEM

Neeraj Sharma

Scaffolding layered structures: A crystal engineering solution to dramatically improve insertion electrodes

$10,238.00

ECR

CHEM

Vinh Nguyen

A novel approach to C(sp3)-C(sp3) bond formation for efficient synthesis of complicated organic structures

$15,000.00

ECR & FRG

CHEM

Yuanhui Zheng

Multifunctional plasmonic architectures for anti-counterfeiting and security applications

$5,238.00

ECR

MSE

Sophie Primig

Advanced thermo-mechanical processing of ultrafine-grained ferritic steels

$10,238.00

ECR

MSE

Adnan Younis

Development of Three-dimensional Metal Oxides Heterostructures Towards Self-stabilized, Transparent, Flexible Integrated Nanoelectronics Devices

$5,731.00

ECR

MSE

Thuan Nguyen

Alumina-forming coatings for corrosion protection of steels in CO2 gas

$5,731.00

ECR

MSE

Damia Mawad

Porous conductive cardiac patches with anisotropic properties and photoadhesion capabilities.

$10,000.00

FRG

MSE

Rakesh Joshi

Transforming Biomass Waste into Graphene Oxide Membranes

$10,000.00

FRG

MSE

Judy Hart

Low-cost, highly-efficient materials for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production through surface modification

$10,000.00

FRG

MATH

Angstmann

Mathematical modelling of sub-diffusion and morphology of archael cells

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Banner

Space-time properties of steep and breaking ocean waves

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Botev, Z

Perfect simulation in the Bayesian LASSO model

$8,365.00

ECR

MATH

Chan, L

Pricing of long dated equity-linked life insurance contracts

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Chen, F

New models and inference methologies for analysis of sequences of repeated events

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Coster, A

GLUT4 translocation: mathematics of insulin control

$11,000.00

FRG

MATH

Doust, I

Combinatorial optimization in distance geometry

$7,000.00

FRG

MATH

Du, J

A finite dimensional approach to quantum supergroups

$7,000.00

FRG

MATH

Geenens, G

Novel nonparametric copula-density-based techniques for better statistical analyses

$6,000.00

FRG

MATH

Jeyakumar, V

Numerically certifiable mathematics for global optimization

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Kress, J

Symmetries, superintegrability, and conformal geometry

$6,000.00

FRG

MATH

Le Gia, Q

Spheres, Hyperspheres and Spherical Shells: Approximations and Applications

$11,000.00

FRG

MATH

Li, G

First-order methods for solving structured large-scale nonsmooth and nonconvex optimization problems: when  optimization meets big data

$8,000.00

FRG

MATH

Lian, H

Structure discovery and variable selection in semiparametric models

$7,500.00

FRG

MATH

Li, L

Parametrix expansion for density of stopping times

$6,238.00

ECR

MATH

McNamara, S

Mathematical modelling of sub-diffusion and morphology of archael cells

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Murray, J

Determining the combination of HIV therapeutics to best achieve eradication

$5,000.00

FRG

MATH

Olivier, J

Effect sizes for measures of risk in epidemiology and transformations to other effect sizes

$5,200.00

FRG

MATH

Ostafe, A

Algebraic dynamical systems in positive characteristic

$8,364.00

ECR

MATH

Straka, P

How to predict extremes when events occur in bursts

$7,238.00

ECR

MATH

Voineagu, M

Equivariant motivic invariants and equivariant K-theory

$6,000.00

FRG

OPTOM

Dutta

Synergistic activity of antimicrobial peptide coated contact lenses and antimicrobial agents

$15,000.00

ECR

OPTOM

Ozkan

Microbiome of the ocular surface and its stability over time

$17,500.00

FRG

OPTOM

Nivison-Smith

UNDERSTANDING NEUROCHEMICAL REMODELLING IN LATE STAGE RETINAL DISEASE

$8,549.00

ECR

PHYS

A/Prof. A Micolich

Carbon nanotube transistor devices for studies of protein dynamics

$20,000

FRG

PHYS

Dr C Yin

Understanding the mechanisms behind the single atom photo-ionisation spectroscopy

$20,350

ECR

PHYS

Dr M House

Cryogenic parametric amplifier for ultra-sensitive quantum spin measurements

$15,000

FRG

PHYS

Prof. J Bailley

A High-Sensitivity Polarimeter for the Gemini North 8m Telescope

$17,000

FRG

PHYS

Dr P Reece

Exploring quantum sensing protocols in optically trapped nanodiamonds

$15,000

FRG

PHYS

Dr S Martel

Advancing Galactic archaeology with statistical tools for group-finding in high-dimensional spaces

$10,000

FRG

PHYS

Prof. R Newbury 

Putting electrons under pressure: using high pressures at milliKelvin temperatures to clarify the role of the g-factor

$28,736

FRG

PSYC

MANNION

Neural mechanisms of structure-form motion.

$14,404

ECR

PSYC

BEGG

The renin-angiotensin system and obesity

$10,238

ECR

PSYC

LePELLEY

Schizotypy and attentional learning

$30,000

FRG

PSYC

BEESLEY

Uncertainty and Predictiveness in human learning

$30,000

FRG

PSYC

HAYES

Delineating Systems of Reasoning

$30,000

FRG