The University of NSW has announced that four researchers from its science and engineering faculties have been awarded a total of $5.5 million for projects covering quantum computing, environmental sensing, urban stormwater reuse, and fusion energy storage.
The funding is being delivered through the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) new Mid-Career Industry Fellowships program ($3.7 million) and industry partners ($1.8 million.)
UNSW’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Nicholas Fisk, said the university’s success rate in the first round of funding was 26.7 per cent, versus a national rate of eight per cent.
“This reflects [applicants’] exceptional dedication and track record in translating cutting edge research into real world applications,” added Fisk.
The initial round of the new Mid-Career Industry Fellowships was announced on Monday. According to the ARC, the program aims to support “mid-career researchers from both universities and industry to translate and transfer their research skills and knowledge into real world applications.”
Picture: Professor Dewei Chu (credit UNSW)