Funding for unique Australian research facility
Collaboration to research new electronic materials
Researchers from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials have been awarded a grant of $521,816.
The team, led by institute director Professor Xiaolin Wang (pictured), was one of 46 new collaborative research infrastructure projects awarded a total of $32.6 million to be undertaken as part of the ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme.
Their proposal is to establish a unique Australian research facility to foster collaborative activities by more than 30 researchers across more than 20 ARC and other projects.
The research aims to discover new, unconventional phenomena in topological insulators, superconductor, spintronic materials, low energy devices, one- and two-dimensional micro and nano-materials, batteries, and bio-magnetic materials.
ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, today welcomed the approval made in December.
“The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme provides critical funding for the tools required for universities to conduct vital research in our national priority areas,” Professor Thomas said.