Category Archives: ResearchNews
A new fluorescent sensor developed by IPAS/CNBP researchers at the Adelaide Medical School can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.
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It is such an honour for IPAS to be prominently featured in the special Defence Research excerpt of The Australian on May 29th. Our members are proudly contributing towards developing disruptive quantum technologies to give an edge to Australia’s defence: of the 11 ambitious Next Generation Technology Fund, 4 are under development at IPAS.
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Congratulations to Dr Giuseppe Tettamanzi who was invited for an interview with SBS Radio regarding his recent innovative research with Dr Antonio Lauto and the team to develop the technology repairing damaged nerves. This disruptive research has been highlighted by many social media outlets and published in Advanced Science in April.
Research worldwide has been left unanswered to develop tools for repairing effectively damaged neuronal tissue, which may have serious detrimental effects on patient life quality. An innovative and minimally invasive graft-antenna, which can function concurrently as a wireless simulator and adhesive scaffold for nerve repair, has come to the answer. More amazingly, the graft antenna is biocompatible and does not require circuitry or separate electrodes to stimulate tissue. This innovative device, also highlighted by MIT Technology Review, was developed under a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Antonio Lauto (University of Western Sydney), Dr Giuseppe Tettamanzi (IPAS – the University of Adelaide), Prof Marcus Stoodley (Macquarie University), and Dr Damia Mawad (University of New South Wales).
Stimulation and Repair of Peripheral Nerves Using Bioadhesive Graft‐Antenna
Ashour Sliow Zhi Ma Gaetano Gargiulo David Mahns Damia Mawad Paul Breen Marcus Stoodley Jessica Houang Rhiannon Kuchel Giuseppe C. Tettamanzi Richard D. Tilley Samuel J. Frost John Morley Leonardo Longo Antonio Lauto.
Advanced Science, First Published: 03 April 2019
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Congratulations to IPAS scientists for being successfully awarded Next Generation Technology Fund in the Quantum Technologies category. IPAS was overwhelmed to receive 4 over 11 nationally funded projects under the Quantum technology call.
- David Ottaway, Ben Sparkes, Leszek Swierkowski, Barnaby Smith & Graeme Nash
Quantum Radar for Stealth Detection
Amount awarded: $242,500
- Andre Luiten, Charlie Ironside, William Rickard, Tom Stace, Mirko Lobino & David Pulford
Delivering an Australian Portable Quantum Optical Clock
Amount awarded: $998,701
- Andre Luiten, Chris Perrella, Phil Light, Scott Foster
Packaging a Quantum Magnetometer Array for Anti-Submarine Warfare
Amount awarded: $455,498
- Brant Gibson, Scott Foster, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, David Simpon, Andrew Greentree, Shahraam Afshar
Hydrid diamond fibre optic quantum magneto-sensors
Amount awarded: $250,000
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Congratulations to Dr Philip Light and PhD Student Ashby Hilton whose research has been receiving the highest number views on the University of Adelaide Figshare. The video was also in the top 100 items viewed worldwide on institutional repositories.
The video is from their paper published in October 2018 which shows an ensemble of atoms laser cooled to around 4 millionths of a degree above absolute zero. The atoms are dropped and caught using an optical trap that confines the atoms and funnels them into a hollow core fibre. The fibre itself is 45 micro meters wide, and once inside the fibre, the atoms become an immensely ‘dark’ medium that can be used to perform quantum experiments such as the coherent storage and retrieval of optical pulses. The publication also won IPAS 2018 Best Outreach Paper Award.
IPAS scientist Dr Giuseppe Tettamanzi was privileged to be invited by
the Chemistry and Industry magazine, a publication of the Society of Chemical Industry in London, for his scientific comments on the the novel metal-air transistors research which will pave the way for future electronics. Dr Tettamanzi is leading an international research team that has recently developed a ground breaking single electron pump which put forward for future quantum information procession applications including in defence, cybersecurity and encryption and big data analysis.
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IPAS researchers led by Dr Stephen Warren-Smith and Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem have fabricated an imaging optical fibre using a new technique of extruding glass through metal 3D printed dies. This opens opportunities for ultra-small, high-resolution imaging with potential for imaging and sensing inside previously inaccessible regions of the body.
Soft-glass imaging microstructured optical fibers
Stephen C. Warren-Smith, Alastair Dowler, and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
Optics Express, Vol. 26, Issue 26,pp. 33604-33612 (2018)
Congratulations to Dr Jiawen Li for being awarded the Faculty of Health and Medicine Sciences Executive Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (Early Career Researchers) for her significant contribution to multidisciplinary research programs and the public awareness of health and medical sciences.
Congratulations to Dr Jiawen Li who was awarded $150,000 for the Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2 years. Dr Li will investigate a new multimodal high-resolution imaging tool that can directly study high-risk plaques in living organisms, in real-time, enabling molecular and microstructural insights into the development of plaques, one of the most common cause of heart attack. Specifically, the new tool will be used to assess plaques in commonly-used preclinical animal models and in dissected human arteries. It will answer fundamental questions of how plaques evolve, how they cause heart attacks, and how they respond to different forms of treatment. This project will also provide a pathway for the clinical translation of this novel tool and holds hope to improve health outcomes by providing cardiologists with better ways to accurately diagnose and manage high-risk plaques and prevent heart attacks.