Postgraduate student research projects ranging from quantifying ancient dust storms to inform us about climate change, to studying electrostatic effects on chemical reactivity, are among six funded at UOW by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd) to the tune of $7,500. 

Post Graduate Research Awards (PGRA's) are offered to scholars who are in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent, and who expect to complete within six months of nomination, the requirements for the degree of BE or BSc(Hons) or equivalent.

The students are required to spend a period of time attached to ANSTO at Lucas Heights, or other AINSE supported facilities, for the purpose of receiving training and using these facilities in connection with the approved research project.

The University of Wollongong recipients are:

Ms Grace Causer (supervisor Prof Xiaolin Wang
Project: Functional Magnetic Interface Phenomena in Nano-Architectures Studied by Polarised Neutron Reflectometry

Mr Gael Cazes (supervised by Dr Alexandru Codilean & Dr Reka H Fulop
Project; Landscape evolution of the Kimberley region and rock art dating using cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al 3

Mr Lachlan Chartier (supervised by Prof Anatoly Rozenfeld
Project: Charge collection characterisation of new laterally depleting 3D microdosimeters

Ms Francesca Gissi (supervised by A/Prof Dianne Jolley
Project: Unravelling the complex relationship of the coral holobiont and its responses to metal contaminants

Mr James Hooper (supervised by Dr Sam Marx)
Project: Quantifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Dust Flux and its Interaction with Recipient Ecosystems

Mr Long Zhang (supervised by Dr Simone Ciampi)
Project; Electrostatic effects on chemical reactivity; oriented double layer effects on chemical bonding kinetics and thermodynamic