IPAS involved in 3 successful ARC LIEF Bids totalling $1.54M

IPAS has had considerable success in the latest round of the ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme, leading a bid for $400k and collaborating in 2 other successful bids worth 1.14M. The three projects are:

 $400k – Capability for the fabrication and characterisation of mid-infrared photonic materials to be located at IPAS.

 $640k – A high resolution environmental scanning electron microscope (HRESEM) for South Australia which will be located at Adelaide Microscopy

 $500k – Integrated photodetector array fabrication facility – this will be located at UWA and further strengthens the research links between IPAS and Professors Dell and Farone at UWA and Professor Jagadish at ANU.

 The award of these funds will enable researchers at the University of Adelaide and across Australia to advance their research and develop new materials and technologies.

 The ARC LIEF scheme fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of national and international research facilities.

 Minister Carr chose the project led by IPAS to be 1 of 3 to be included in his statement for the LIEF round:

 http://www.arc.gov.au/media/releases/media_02Dec09.htm

 Professor Tanya Monro – IPAS Director, said: “The award of these funds will transform our ability to develop new materials and fibre technologies. The research these bids will underpin is critical to IPAS and will significantly enhance our collaborations with UWA and ANU. We can’t wait to get the equipment commissioned and the research underway.”

 Background

 The University of Adelaide has state-of-the-art research laboratories for developing soft glass microstructured optical fibres within the Centre of Expertise in Photonics. Building on the success of this centre, the University has recently formed a new research institute, IPAS, the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing, which brings together physicists, chemists and biologists to pursue an ambitious transdisciplinary research agenda in advanced sensing.

 For more information on IPAS please contact:

 IPAS Director – Professor Tanya Monro, telephone: +61 8 8303 3955 or email: tanya.monro@adelaide.edu.au

 IPAS Institute Manager – Piers Lincoln, telephone +61 8 8313 5772 or email: piers.lincoln@adelaide.edu.au

 Executive Assistant – Ms Sara Boffa, telephone: +61 8 8313 1059 email: sara.boffa@adelaide.edu.au.

 Website:  www.ipas.edu.au

 IPAS, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 5005

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Posted on December 2, 2009, in ipas, IPASnews, news, ResearchNews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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