Griffith University researchers have received more than $5 million in funding as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants for 2016.
Federal Education Minister, The Honourable Simon Birmingham MP, made the announcement this morning (October 30), with a total of $357,704,938 going to 899 projects.
While the number of projects is lower than 2015, overall funding is marginally higher.
Griffith University has received $4,740,911 for 14 ARC Discovery Projects, and $334,000 for one project under the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.
Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor has warmly congratulated all of the awardees.
ARC DISCOVERY PROJECTS 2016
Professor Scott Baum from the School of Engineering was awarded $271,000 for the project “Employment dynamics, social determinants and regional disparities”. Project team: Professor William Mitchell (The University of Newcastle)
Dr Guillermo Diaz-Pulido from the Australian Rivers Institute was awarded $429,400 for the project “Mechanisms of acclimation of coralline algae to ocean acidification”. Project team: Associate Professor Catriona Hurd (University of Tasmania), Professor Robert Steneck (University of Maine)
Professor Qing-Long Han and Associate Professor Fuwen Yang from the School of Engineering were awarded $330,000 for the project “Networked control for distributed renewable energy systems integration”. Project team: Professor Peter Wolfs (Central Queensland University), Professor Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University of Technology)
Dr Qin Li from the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre was awarded $310,000 for the project “Capturing full-spectrum of solar energy using TiO2 ordered suprastructures”. Project team: Professor Dongyuan Zhao (Monash University)
Professor Darryl Low Choy, Dr Silvia Serrao-Neumann and Professor Brendan Mackey from the School of Environment were awarded $370,000 for their project “Managing environmental change through planning for transformative pathways”. Project team: Dr Kerrylee Rogers (University of Wollongong), Professor Wen Chen (Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology), Professor Xiangzheng Deng (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research), Professor Shaohong Wu (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research), Dr Qian Zhang (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research), Associate Professor Jiang Chen (Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology)
Professor John Parkinson from the School of Government and International Relations was awarded $224,000 for his project “Sparking a National Conversation”.
Professor Geoffrey Pryde from the Centre for Quantum Dynamics was awarded $540,800 for the project “Quantum physics and complexity”. Project team: Associate Professor Mile Gu (Tsinghua University), Professor Norbert Lutkenhaus (University of Waterloo)
Professor Ronald Quinn from the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery was awarded $493,300 for the project “Escaping Bio-Assay Guided Isolation: Nature’s Tools for Chemical Biology”. Project team: Dr Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel (University of Strathclyde)
Professor Parlo Singh from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research was awarded $233,311 for the project “Learning for Teaching in Disadvantaged Schools”. Project team: Associate Professor Kathryn Glasswell (California State University), Associate Professor Leonel Lim (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
Professor Paul Tacon from the School of Humanities was awarded $490,100 for the project “History Places: Wellington Range rock art in a global context”. Project team: Dr Sally May (ANU), Dr Liam Brady (Monash), Dr Duncan Wright (ANU), Professor Joakim Goldhahn (Linnaeus University), Professor Ines Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona)
Professor Zhiyong Tang from the Environmental Futures Research Institute, Professor Ming Wei from the School of Medical Science and Dr Porun Liu from the Environmental Futures Research Institute were awarded $300,000 for the project “Fabrication of Novel Core-Shell Nanocomposites as Targeted Carriers”. Project team: Professor Nicholas Kotov (The University of Michigan)
Professor Dan Wang from the Environmental Futures Research Institute was awarded $320,000 for the project “Well-designed Metal Oxide Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Water Splitting”. Project team: Professor Brian Korgel (University of Texas)
Professor Patrick Weller, Professor Yi-Chong Xu from the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and Dr Jack Corbett from the School of Government and International Relations were awarded $190,000 for their project “Small States in International Organisations”.
Professor Patrick Weller from the Centre for Governance and Public Policy was awarded $239,000 for the project “Cabinet Government in comparative perspective”. Project team: Dr Dennis Grube (University of Tasmania), Professor Roderick Rhodes (University of Southampton)
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Dr Christopher Brown from Australian Rivers Institute was awarded $334,000 for his project “Predicting fisheries change from cumulative impacts to aquatic habitats”.
Griffith involvement in ARC Discovery Projects administered by other universities
Dr Liam Wagner from the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics, through QUT, $390,000
Professor Charles Sampford from the Griffith Criminology Institute, through The University of Melbourne, $621,496.
Professor Catherine Beavis and Associate Professor Leonie Rowan from the School of Education & Professional Studies, through Deakin University, $302,818.