Chemistry, physics and earth science research given $4 million boost

School of Physical Sciences' researchers have been given a boost with $4 million in funding from the Federal Government to further their high impact work in the areas of chemistry, physics and earth sciences.

A total of 27 University of Adelaide researchers collectively received more than $10.8 million in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants.

The University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Anton Middelberg, said: “This highly-competitive funding highlights the breadth and depth of fundamental work performed by University of Adelaide researchers. 

“The topics emphasise the University’s commitment to investigator-led research that is also aimed at delivering long term benefits to the economy and to society. Today’s funding announcement is further evidence of how the University is helping to shape the future of our nation and its knowledge base.”

“The topics emphasise the University’s commitment to investigator-led research that is also aimed at delivering long term benefits to the economy and to society,"Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton Middelberg


Sciences' 2020 ARC Discovery Projects

$350,000 awarded to a team led by Associate Professor Gavin Rowell
The Dawn of Extreme Gamma Ray Astronomy

$550,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Christian Doonan
Advancing the Chemistry of Metal-organic Frameworks for Biotechnology

$320,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Stijn Glorie
A detrital apatite archive to track crustal growth

$420,000 awarded to Associate Professor Jonathan George
New Discoveries in Organic Synthesis Inspired by the Efficiency of Nature

$464,000 awarded to a team led by Dr Jonathan Tyler
East Asian Monsoon response to periods of abrupt global change

$450,000 awarded to Associate Professor Tara Pukala
Revealing molecular detail of DNA triplexes to underpin antigene technology

$330,000 awarded to Associate Professor Paul Jackson
Multi-messenger particle physics: Hunting for Leptoquarks

$460,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Hugh Harris
Characterisation of the beneficial vs toxic forms of selenium in the diet

$570,000 awarded to a team led by Professor Bruce Dawson
Understanding the nature and origin of the highest energy cosmic rays

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