2019 ACES Year in Review: Stories, news and accomplishments
Dec 19 2019
Chief Investigators involved in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have welcomed more than $4.8 million in funding for projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) 2018 Discovery Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.
ACES Chief Investigators (CI’s)have welcomed more than $4.8 million in funding for projects through the ARC 2018 Discovery Projects and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) schemes.
Announced on Friday 10 November by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, the Discovery Projects scheme provides funding to support excellent basic and applied research projects to be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.
Among the successful Discovery Projects due to commence in 2018, were two involving ACES CI’s.
The projects, awarded more than $1million in funding include:
A further $3.8 million was awarded for infrastructure projects through LIEF scheme for funding commencing in 2018.
The six infrastructure projects with ACES CI’s include:
Congratulations also to Rouhollah (Ali) Jalili who completed his PhD then was an early career researcher with ACES at UOW before taking up a Vice Chancellor’s fellowship at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2018 Round 1 (DECRA) this round of funding for a project titled – Nature-inspired electrochemical conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
ACES Executive Director Professor Gordon Wallace said the funding was a reflection of the quality and relevance of our research.
“All of these funded projects reflect the strength of the ACES core program and the ability of our researchers to build on this to create new opportunities for Australia,” Professor Wallace said.
“Huge congratulations to all.”