IPAS leads the way to Singapore
Dr Alexandre Francois of IPAS has been accepted on the prestigious Australia Singapore Research Leaders Exchange program for 2010. This program has been organised by The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) on behalf of the Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research (DIISR) and Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), ATSE successfully hosted the first stage of the exchange with six emerging research leaders from Singapore visiting Australia in October last year. Alexandre will be one of one of eight Australian emerging research leaders travelling to Singapore in May 2010 as the return leg of the program. The scheme, promotes collaboration between Australia and Singapore and will focus on covering a range of priority research areas including Automotive , Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, eHealth and Medtech, Energy, Photonics and Sensors and Sensor Networks. The Scheme is aimed at mid-career researchers who have shown both technical expertise and leadership potential. The expectation of the exchange is to provide the platform on which to form lasting collaborations – both personal research networks and institute to Institute cooperative opportunities. Further visits encourage researchers to identify key strategic infrastructure in both countries that would form the basis for collaborative efforts. Alexandre was chosen on the basis of his international academic record, his publications, and his desire to develop links with Singapore.