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Official portrait of Karen Andrews
13th Nov 2017-6th Dec 2017

Karen Andrews

Member for McPherson respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills
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13th Nov 2017-6th Dec 2017

Simon Birmingham

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency and advises the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development, and has responsibility for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through a competitive peer review process involving national and international assessors across all disciplines. In addition, the ARC supports partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

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The 2017-18 budget documents specify 1 outcomes against which Australian Research Council programs are evaluated:

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Growth of knowledge and Innovation through managing research funding schemes, measuring research excellence and providing advice

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ARC Discovery
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
$299,021,621,000
Outcome 1
ARC Linkage
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research
$92,816,606,000

Since January 2018 Australian Research Council published 414 grant awards worth $582,010,860 for ARC Linkage

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$92,816,606 202
$177,125,568 197
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Australian Research Council awarded 202 grants valued at $92,816,606 grants for ARC Linkage during the 2017-18 financial year

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $358,107
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better understand the biochemical and molecular basis of trifluralin resistance in annual ryegrass. The herbicide trifluralin is an alternative to soil cultivation in controlling crop-infesting weeds such as annual ryegrass. However, resistance to trifluralin in annual ryegrass now looms. A fundamental understanding and insight into trifluralin resistance will assist resistance management, trifluralin sustainability and soil conservation. This will provide significant benefits for Australian grain production and soil conservation.
ActivityUnderstanding trifluralin resistance in annual ryegrass, a major Australian agricultural weed
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $350,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative techniques to produce advanced tungsten oxide/metal oxide/mica composites for paint applications. The findings will be used to develop pearlescent paints for diverse applications in a range of industries, with the potential for huge benefits in improving the value of metal oxides and mica. The findings will be useful in the development of other new materials and provide a foundation for new applications such as photochromic and self-cleaning paints. This will generate opportunities to develop and apply advanced knowledge to solve significant problems in industry, leading to national economic growth by adding high values of mineral resources in Australia.
ActivityDevelopment and application of WO3-Mica Multifunctional Nanocomposites
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201806 Mar 201905 Mar 2022 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $406,665
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and validate a new preference-based quality-of-life instrument with applications in aged-care. The new instrument will be developed with older people receiving aged care services, and will focus upon incorporating their values into the measurement and valuation of quality of life for economic evaluation. The new instrument will have immediate applications in quality assessment and economic evaluation, improving the quality of life and wellbeing of older Australians, and will assist in determining the relative cost effectiveness of new and existing services.
ActivityA new quality of life instrument with older people for economic evaluation
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201827 Sep 201826 Sep 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $256,551
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve our understanding of why scientific knowledge progresses in certain directions and what causes it to grow faster or slower across fields. The project will create new neural-network machine-learning algorithms to scan patent and scientific article texts (specifications and claims) for natural language concepts. The results will potentially be used by patent offices to improve their own database search, by business analytics companies to reveal new technologies and potential collaborators, and by academic economists to understand how knowledge travels and accumulates.
ActivityIdentifying technological trajectories using machine learning algorithms
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2020 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $301,254
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to trace historical Indigenous foodways in colonial Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, through a program of collaborative community-based archaeological and anthropological research. Food was a key medium for cultural exchanges between Indigenous peoples and settler-colonists. The analysis of foodways is known to provide unparalleled insights on daily life, as well as the development of both cultural values and social relationships. This has received limited attention in archaeological investigations in Australia. Results will provide greater insight into the history behind our current society.
ActivityIndigenous foodways in colonial Cape York Peninsula
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201827 Sep 201826 Sep 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $223,507
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the possible benefits of 3D printing for production of accessible materials for vision-impaired people. Currently tactile graphics are used to provide severely vision-impaired adults and children with access to graphical content used in education and in orientation and mobility training. This project is expected to clarify the kinds of graphics for which 3D prints are better suited than tactile graphics, and to build capacity within the national accessible format provision sector for the production and use of 3D prints. Benefits will include increased educational opportunities and quality of life for Australians with severe vision impairment, through improved access to graphic materials used in education and orientation and mobility training.
ActivityUsing 3D printing to improve access to graphics by vision-impaired people
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201806 Mar 201804 Sep 201804 Sep 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,608
Address CLAYTON 3800 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach, based on remote sensing and computational modelling, to assess and manage the structural health of large floating covers used for odour control and biogas harvesting to prevent unexpected failures. The project has potential benefits for high-value-added manufacturing and maintenance of these floating covers by Australian industry.
ActivityQuantitative structural health assessment of large membrane-like structures
Delivery Area 3800 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Jul 201720 Feb 201828 Jun 201827 Jun 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $860,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the devastating ecological problems caused by invasive species, by developing a novel approach that does not rely upon eradicating the invader through training vulnerable native predators not to eat toxic cane toads. Expected outcomes of this project include building a broad coalition of conservation-focused groups, from private land-owners and local businesses through to Indigenous groups and government and non-government agencies across the entire Kimberley region. It will also result in the evaluation of methods for deployment of taste-aversion at a landscape scale. This should provide significant benefits by conserving vulnerable fauna and building a powerful network within a region of high biodiversity in tropical Australia.
ActivityBuffering the ecosystem impact of invasive cane toads
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Jul 201720 Feb 201824 Jul 201730 Jun 2021 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED ACADEMIES SECRETARIAT
Melbourne  $230,281
Address MELBOURNE 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 40143536805
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the opportunities, risks and consequences of broad uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) and to collate evidence on the economics, social perspectives, research capabilities and environmental impacts. As AI becomes more advanced, its applications will become increasingly complex in applications in homes, workplaces and cities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the opportunities, risks and benefits of AI, this project will examine the economic, social, ethical and cultural aspects of deployment and will present a set of key findings to guide and support policy making over the next decade.
ActivityDeployment of artificial intelligence and what it presents for Australia
Delivery Area 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED ACADEMIES SECRETARIAT
Melbourne  $229,455
Address MELBOURNE 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 40143536805
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the opportunities, risks and consequences of the Internet of Things (IoT) and establish ways to foster technological leadership while ensuring responsible deployment. This project explores the immense potential that the Internet of Things offers for Australia - the productivity and safety of our industries, the efficiency and impact of services, and our ability to contribute skilled jobs to the growing global digital economy. These analyses will clarify the economic, social and cultural perspectives of deployment and establish a set of key findings to guide policy making over the next decade.
ActivityThe Internet of Things: maximising the benefit of deployment in Australia
Delivery Area 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 May 201822 May 201808 Feb 201931 Jan 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $820,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project is concerned with the development and advancement of the PFAS Harvester: a novel poly-generation thermal process for combined destruction and resource recovery from PFAS contaminated media. The proposed research seeks to determine the fundamental science underpinning the creation of the PFAS Harvester and identify operating conditions necessary to support its commercial rollout. The project will pay a special attention to field testing of a pilot'scale prototype of the technology using PFAS concentrates generated at an active remediation site. The project is expected to deliver the scientific building blocks necessary for development of the Harvester; representing a vital step towards an end-to-end PFAS remediation solution.
ActivityPFAS Harvester: A Technology for Destruction / Resource Recovery from PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $497,638
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop low cost platform technologies using our patented high capacity adsorbent material for the removal of perfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water sources in Australia. Our advanced adsorbent material is made from a novel sulfur co-polymer and activated carbon, both of which have high affinity for PFAS, but when combined as a composite provide significant advantages for PFAS remediation. This adsorbent will be applied in mobile water treatment plants for remediation of PFAS contaminated aquifers. We will also develop point-of-use water filters for individual, domestic use from the adsorbent, thus empowering individuals and local communities by delivering tangible solutions to Australia's PFAS crisis.
ActivityIntegrated platform technologies for remediation of PFAS contaminated water
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $758,233
Address FOREST LODGE 2037 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new class of plasma water treatment reactors by combining the effectiveness of atmospheric air plasma with the effective mixing of bubble columns. Non-thermal plasmas have been demonstrated to degrade PFAS at the laboratory scale, but key questions remain on the mechanisms of action and process scaling. This project brings together expertise on plasma engineering, bubble column reactors, modelling and industrial scaling to address these issues. The expected outcomes of this project are the development and demonstration of a modular, re-deployable plasma bubble column reactor for the one step destruction of PFAS. The benefits of this project are a new low cost method to remediate PFAS contamination.
ActivityPlasma Bubble Column for one step remediation of PFAS
Delivery Area 2037 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $589,007
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePreviously the major means of dealing with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is by adsorption, to collect and remove PFAS from contaminated sites. However, PFAS still exist, non-degraded and waiting for destruction. Targeting slurry waste from current remediation / adsorption plants, this project aims to efficiently degrade PFAS by combining electrochemical oxidation with sono-chemistry to enhance degradation capacity, to accelerate PFAS desorption / transportation from slurry waste, to avoid electrode fouling and to detoxify PFAS. The expected outcome of this project is to clean up contaminated sites, including PFAS / precursors and other persistent organic pollutants, leading to significant environmental benefits.
ActivityCombination of electrochemistry with sono to destroy and detoxify PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $251,360
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce new conceptual insights into effective cross'sector collaboration in construction, in order to provide solutions to address youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is a significant economic, social and health problem. Yet Australia's largest youth employer, the construction industry, faces skills shortages to deliver an unprecedented construction and infrastructure pipeline. Social procurement is a potential solution to both these challenges but requires new approaches to cross sector collaborations. This project aims to develop new insights, practical knowledge and practical tools for effective social procurement.
ActivityReducing youth unemployment through social procurement in construction
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201817 Oct 201816 Oct 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $258,778
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the thermal and structural behaviour of high'strength Light gauge Steel Framed (LSF) wall systems when exposed to fire, and develop a generic model for predicting fire resistance levels of all LSF wall systems. Plasterboard-lined LSF walls are increasingly used as cost-effective load-bearing walls in low and mid-rise buildings worldwide. This has required new wall designs with complex steel stud wall configurations, but their fire resistance is not understood. This project will provide validated fire resistance data and fire design methods for a proposed national Fire Design Handbook and steel design codes, enabling more widespread, safer use of these walls. This will benefit the Australian steel industry, the construction industry and the community.
ActivityFire resistance of complex light gauge steel framed wall systems
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $346,297
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a knowledge base on how Restorative Justice (RJ) principles and practices can prevent and address environmental harm. Research has demonstrated that RJ is a powerful response to a wide variety of governance challenges and could provide a useful alternative paradigm for environmental regulation. This project aims to apply the processes and values of RJ to environmental regulation with a focus on harm prevention, advancing theory into a new domain of application. This should lead to immediate and long-term benefits, including better prevention of environmental harm, better relationships with communities, and stronger commitments by those who have caused harm to rehabilitate, repair and reform.
ActivityPreventing and addressing environmental harm through restorative justice
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $277,092
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop optimised interlocking bricks to resist static and earthquake loads. Using conventional bricks in masonry construction requires skilled labour to connect bricks with mortar. Development of interlocking bricks for mortarless connection has been attracting great interest because the easy alignment improves construction efficiency and quality. Interlocking also leads to better mechanical performance of the resulting structures. This project will have significant impact on construction technology and the Australian masonry industry, and greatly improve the competitiveness of the Australian construction industry in the international market.
ActivityAnalysis and design of interlocking brick system against earthquake loading
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $143,646
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how economic complexity can drive innovation and smart specialisation and how industry can be supported to transition to a more competitive economy. With the downturn of traditional manufacturing, innovation is crucial to create new industries and the jobs of the future. The expected outcomes of this project include high-value industry intelligence in support of product diversification. This should provide significant benefits, such as increased international competitiveness, exports, revenue, and economic growth.
ActivityEconomic complexity as a driver of innovation and smart specialisation
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201821 Jan 201921 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $0
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new tools to help environmental managers collect and rapidly share critical information to plan and evaluate restoration interventions that seek to reverse environmental degradation of tropical peatlands and curb megafires. Megafires that burn degraded peatlands generate significant carbon emissions, and transboundary air pollution that adversely affects the health and livelihoods of millions of people. This project will improve restoration planning and evaluation to strategically restore degraded peatlands, with immediate focus on Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, but with application to many other regions.
ActivityThe right information on time to restore tropical peatlands
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201817 Jun 201917 Jun 2019 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $597,000
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test, in nine disadvantaged communities, a model for action that blends new human and digital resources to support respectful, data-driven collaborations between schools, families and community agencies. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of translational prevention science about how to influence risk and protective factors for child wellbeing in a cost-efficient manner and at a scale within existing service systems. Project benefits should include a methodology for achieving lasting improvements in child wellbeing, behaviour and school success.
ActivityCreating pathways to child wellbeing in disadvantaged communities
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201818 Dec 201817 Dec 2020 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $202,623
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine engagement in meaningful activities among older adults. Increasing older adults' engagement could promote direct benefits for social integration, well-being and better quality of life. The project is expected to generate new knowledge on programs that effectively promote engagement, as well as evaluating a new tailored approach to promoting engagement that aligns with individuals' unique strengths, capabilities and values. The findings aim to provide benefits for community organisations and aged care service providers adopting innovative approaches to promoting ageing well.
ActivityPromoting engagement with life in older adulthood
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201801 Feb 201930 Jan 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $310,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop inaudible, high-capacity audio watermarking techniques to trace the illegal copying and distribution of multimedia data containing a sound component, such as audios and sound videos. With the rapid growth of communication networks and the use of advanced multimedia technology, digital multimedia data can be easily copied, manipulated and distributed. This has led to strong demand for new techniques to prevent illegal use of copyrighted data. The project is expected to advance the theory of audio watermarking and enhance Australia's international competitiveness in this field.
ActivityNovel audio watermarking techniques for tracing multimedia piracy
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201805 Jul 201804 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $460,429
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reconstruct the environmental history of Australia's Kimberley region spanning the past 60,000 years. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the project will provide new understanding of the causes of environmental change and impacts on this region since the arrival of Australia's earliest inhabitants. This will inform the development of conservation policy to ensure preservation of the region's globally significant rock art against environmental change and economic development.
ActivityUnlocking the environmental archives of the Kimberley-s past
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201822 May 201815 Mar 201914 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $163,702
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address growing concerns that building quality issues are threatening the appeal of higher density multi-unit housing for city dwellers, which could undermine urban planning goals. The project will investigate the prevalence of defects, why they occur and how multi-unit housing quality can be improved. The findings will be used to inform options for changes to planning and development policy resulting in significant economic and social benefits including more effective construction regulation, improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners, more resilient urban communities and better urban planning outcomes.
ActivityTackling defects in multi-unit strata housing
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201806 Dec 201805 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $660,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a newly developed science approach to the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP). AusLAMP provides unparalleled geophysical information aimed at unravelling the tectonic history of the Australian continent and its mineral potential. The project will use thermodynamically based geodynamic simulators to jointly analyse and quantify intraplate deformation. This will illuminate the cause of driving fluid flow thorough the lithosphere, mineralisation phenomena, their datasets and geometries, and dynamic aspects of the processes driving mineral systems.
ActivityThermodynamics inversion for mineral systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 May 201926 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $299,758
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reinterpret Charlotte Bront-'s original novels, which are stranger, more unsettling, and more artistically and socially challenging than the available editions lead readers to believe. This strangeness, so apparent in her manuscripts, is moderated in all print versions of the novels because Bront-'s punctuation was radically altered by the printers who altered them for the first editions, with profound effects on the novels and their interpretation. This project will restore the original versions in a new scholarly print/digital edition, reproduce them along with the print versions in an innovative online critical archive of Bront- texts and contexts and analyse them in a book-length reinterpretation of the novels. In collaboration with prestigious international cultural institutions including The British Library, Morgan Library and Bront- Parsonage Museum, this project will create new ways for the general public to engage closely with some of the most important and least accessible documents of western literary heritage.
ActivityA textual and critical study of Charlotte Bront-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $562,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to engineer unique particles containing defect-intensive surfaces which are designed to accelerate the catalytic ozonation of waters contaminated with pharmaceuticals and other recalcitrant pollutants. This will enable timely treatment of industrial waste water as well as sewerage treatment plant effluents using simple and cheap catalyst materials. Wet- and flame-based particle fabrication technologies paired with unique post'synthesis treatment strategies, including either a coupled hydrogenation-illumination approach or plasma exposure, will be implemented for defect manipulation so as to produce new cheaper, stable, and higher-performing catalysts for activating ozone to treat water containing pharmaceutical and endocrine disrupting micro-pollutants under different process conditions.
ActivityEngineering defect-intensive ozonation catalysts to degrade micropollutants
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201831 Aug 201830 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $739,083
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to conduct a longitudinal investigation of the adaptation of refugees, following them over four years as they are further displaced or resettled. The project will identify longitudinal adaptation pathways during different phases of displacement, and investigate the psychological processes underpinning those pathways. Findings from this project regarding different pathways of adaptation for displaced refugees and underlying mechanisms are expected to significantly advance understanding of the psychosocial impact of displacement and inform service provision in supporting the tens of millions of refugees exposed to sustained displacement worldwide.
ActivityUnderstanding pathways to adaptive settlement for displaced refugees
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 Jul 201826 Jul 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $321,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the effects of binder quantity and composition on early-age cracking in Australian concretes caused by restrained shrinkage, the subsequent self-healing capability of the cracks, and the possibility of detrimental early chloride induced steel reinforcement corrosion, particularly in marine locations. This project will focus on concrete mix designs and the blends of cement, fly-ash and blast furnace slag that are prescribed in the revised version of the concrete bridge standard for the most severe exposure. This project will lead to a significant improvement in the serviceability and durability of concrete structures in severe environments.
ActivityShrinkage, cracking, self-healing and corrosion in blended cement concrete
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Jan 201912 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $416,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a type-based framework for the world's ecosystems, and undertake the first broad'scale global risk assessment for ecosystems. It will include detailed Australian risk assessments and scenario analyses to develop sustainable management of ecosystem services and climate adaptation strategies. The outcomes include a global'scale framework for classifying terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, the first global Red List of Ecosystems and identified priorities for protecting remaining wild ecosystems and restoring those that have suffered degradation. This will help meet UN Sustainable Development Goals to improve human well-being globally.
ActivityEcosystem risk assessment
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201815 Feb 201914 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $498,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative approach to the recovery of ammonia from dilute wastewaters using coupled-flow electrode-membrane technologies that also enable energy recovery. The outcome of the project is expected to minimise damage to, and develop solutions for, restoration and remediation of, soil, fresh and potable water, urban catchments and marine systems, and significantly improve the environmental impacts of ammonia.
ActivityAmmonia recovery from wastewaters using flow electrode-membrane systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $613,244
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative solutions for agricultural machine-type communications to provide robust and bi-directional coverage for remote agriculture areas with difficult terrain, by leveraging smart'sensor-enabled, energy-efficient uplink transmissions and ultra-reliable downlink transmissions. Machine-type communications have been recognised as a key enabler for the future smart agriculture and smart farms. The project will use novel agricultural machine-type communication theories and develop test-beds to enable the smart agricultural applications. This is expected to contribute to the crucial communication infrastructures for smart farms, which will lead to higher agricultural productivity and national economy.
ActivityReliable bi-directional machine-type communications for smart agriculture
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201815 May 201914 May 2022 2017-18
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
Capricornia  $240,519
Address NORTH ROCKHAMPTON 4701 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 39181103288
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an automated system for the analysis of road safety and conditions. Digital video road data is collected over every state road in Queensland annually, and has the potential to provide a range of value-added products for safer roads. This project will develop deep learning based neural network techniques which can learn and classify roadside objects so that video data can be automatically analysed allowing the estimation of the proximity of objects for road safety and rating. The expected outcome will be new identification techniques and software which can be incorporated with road data collection systems.
ActivityAn automated system for the analysis of road safety and conditions
Delivery Area 4701 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Dec 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $440,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance the long-term stability and efficiency of high-temperature absorber coatings for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants. Solar energy is a vast and largely untapped resource in Australia. The project will design superior light absorbers and scalable and low-cost approaches for their fabrication. Optimal absorber properties will be achieved by multi'scale engineering of the coating composition and micro-texturing via modelling of the light absorption and heat transport within these complex nanocomposite structures. The intended outcome of the project is a set of commercially competitive absorber coatings, with superior performance and durability, that support the development of CSP as a competitive technology for energy generation.
ActivityMultiscale engineering of durable absorber coatings for solar thermal power
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Feb 201925 Feb 2022 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $350,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the application of cutting-edge terahertz laser technology with new spectroscopic methods, for detection of illicit substances. Using a collaborative approach, the project aims to bring together expertise in laser physics, spectroscopy, law enforcement and instrumentation, and seeks to develop new sources and detection protocols which will offer new capabilities to law enforcement, aiding in detection and identification protocols for illicit substances.
ActivityTerahertz lasers in the fight against illicit substances
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $110,986
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to theorise and document the creation of a permanent record of the development of public art in Australia through the digitisation of the Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) archive. Digitising the archive will advance knowledge in social history and art history, and cement the cultural legacy of the KPAP archive. The project will make the KPAP archive an online resource widely available to researchers and the public. Over five decades KPAP, the first organisation of its type in the world which has attracted strong public interest, has created innovative, ground-breaking public art projects that, although temporary, have left a cultural permanence in the Australian art landscape.
ActivityDigitising art projects archive
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $207,812
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the deterioration of mangrove ecosystems. Mangroves support fisheries, shoreline protection and carbon sequestration. The project aims to identify social-economic conditions that enable effective conservation in mangroves over multiple spatial scales. The project will use state of the art datasets and innovative modelling approaches to understand how factors such as population, governance and access to markets influence changes in mangrove extent and restoration success. Expected outcomes include implementation of more effective environmental programs in Australia and overseas. This should provide significant benefits, including more cost-effective allocation of resources and increased delivery of ecosystem services.
ActivityUnlocking the secrets of mangrove conservation success
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201925 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $196,570
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a platform of mathematical methods for targeting electrical stimulation of neural tissue. The proposed methods work by selecting the amplitude and polarity of each stimulating electrode in an array based on a desired pattern of neural activation. The algorithms are particularly applicable to high-density electrode arrays. The project will work with an Australian industry leader to provide significant benefits to Australia's high-tech sector through increased knowledge and capacity.
ActivityTargeting electrical stimulation of neural tissue
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201817 Dec 201816 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $280,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce better performing self-cleaning lenses, which are less likely to get dirty and are easy to clean. It will develop water and oil repellent coatings with superior optical transparency and mechanical, solvent and UV stability for both hard coated and anti-reflection coated optical lenses. Engineering of stable, ultra-liquid repellent nanomaterials on transparent surfaces will create a foundation of knowledge for the industrial development of the future generation of easy care coatings, with vast application potential.
ActivityNext generation easy-clean lenses by robust liquid-repellent nanotextures
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $330,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address one of the most vexing questions in the management of information systems: how to unlock the value of digital investments. The project expects to develop new theory and evidence on how to achieve meaningful use of information systems at multiple levels of analysis. The project will especially benefit the health sector, and society, by helping health providers and vendors to maximise the value obtained from substantial investment in digital technologies, and by developing evidence-based policies to optimise digital service delivery.
ActivityUnlocking benefits from digital investments
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201810 Jan 201909 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $379,768
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the potential for diverse forms of human mobility, particularly relocation and migration, with climate change adaptation across the Pacific Islands region. The project aims to utilise policy analysis and in-depth case study research, conducted across five countries, to inform the creation of a conceptual framework that integrates mobility with climate change adaptation and development goals, policy and practice. The project expects to enhance the overall adaptive capacity and resilience for Pacific Island populations by uncovering pathways by which vulnerable populations can use.
ActivityTransformative human mobilities in a changing climate
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Apr 201907 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $439,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to empower land managers to better conserve Australia's threatened native animals by developing decision'support approaches that facilitate integrated management of threatening processes. The project will use a combination of novel predictive models, field experiments and data syntheses to assist land managers to better conserve Australia's threatened native fauna. This project will benefit biodiversity conservation by enabling more effective allocation of limited conservation resources.
ActivityIntegrating fire and predator management to conserve threatened species
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201820 May 201919 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $239,270
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a comprehensive framework for explaining how and why rural land is changing hands, what this means for the ways we understand socio-economic change in rural Australia, and how it can inform best-practice rural and regional decision making by public, private and community sector interests. The project will generate a unique, research-ready database that will detail every land transaction in rural NSW over a period of ten years, and analyse these data in light of complementary datasets and a series of in-depth interviews with land-owners and key stakeholders. The project expects to transform national understanding of rural land-ownership change, and promote best practice decision making.
ActivityThe impacts of land ownership change on rural social and economic change
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $300,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain evolution of immune capabilities in response to disease threats in the wild by assessing the immune adaptive capabilities of Tasmanian devils in response to facial tumour disease. It plans to determine how the expression of immune genes differs between wild and captive populations. The project will combine immunology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology, to understand the role of host genetic and phenotypic adaptations to disease threats. The project will assist in the development of diagnostic tools for managing this and other threatened species and for screening disease resistance markers across wild and captive insurance populations.
ActivityNatural selection and the Tasmanian devil
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Apr 201925 Apr 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $583,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address critical knowledge gaps in Antarctic science by engaging Australian scientists with the Australian aerospace industry to advance world-first high altitude scientific observations from a long-range stratospheric glider. The higher sensor resolution and adaptive mission planning of the glider at 20km altitude offers dramatic benefits over existing satellite platforms. The project will develop the sensor payload of the glider, targeting research into Antarctic sea ice, atmospheric processes and seal populations. The project will build Australia's research and innovation capacity through support for new collaboration between Australia's Antarctic scientists, geospatial specialists and remote'sensing platform developers.
ActivityAdvancing Antarctic science with a new high altitude platform capability
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201824 May 201923 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $619,727
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to solve the critical difficulty of producing the complex peptide insulin and related insulin-like peptides (INSLs) and their analogues. The project will use unique, recyclable enzymes which ligate smaller peptide segments with extraordinary site and substrate selectivity. The expected outcome of the project is novel, cheaper and scalable, enzyme-mediated engineering of this critical class of peptides as biological probes and potential therapeutic agents.
ActivityNovel chemoenzymatic synthesis and bioconjugation of peptides and proteins
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jun 201920 Jun 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $220,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop geotechnical design tools, software, and publish design guidelines, for engineers to lay and keep cryogenic pipelines stable on the seabed. Transferring liquefied natural gas between floating tankers and onshore plants conventionally relies on a pipeline on a trestle system. As an alternative, novel subsea cryogenic pipelines are being considered. By ensuring the stability of subsea cryogenic pipelines laid directly on the seabed, this project will provide significant benefits to Australia's liquefied natural gas trade by unlocking substantial cost savings, and making this key export industry more competitive.
ActivityCryogenic pipelines to replace trestle for liquefied gas transfer terminals
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Oct 201824 Oct 2020 2017-18
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Page  $360,000
Address EAST LISMORE 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 41995651524
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain the molecular basis of crop plant plasticity in the context of a complex crop genome. It will determine how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to regulating the yield of a secondary metabolite harvested from mustard plants in response to variation in environmental factors. Specifically it will explore the relationship between sulphur metabolism and small RNA regulation of glucosinolates. The project should uncover the role that duplicated genetic loci and epigenetic marks play in regulating tissue'specific gene networks, particularly in field-grown environments. The project will explore how duplication of genes enables a crop such as mustard to respond to application of sulphur fertiliser and regulate the stockpiling of the 'hot' volatile oil in mustard seed, a valuable export commodity.
ActivityCrop genome complexity: sulphur metabolism and mustard pungency
Delivery Area 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Jan 201911 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $374,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to lay a foundation for a generic data-driven approach to more precise management of our agricultural landscapes. A multitude of agriculture-related data streams are now available to growers to characterise their yield, management, soil and weather. However, currently there is no approach able to digest all these disparate data streams to enable a management decision. The project will develop an approach to harness all of these data streams to guide spatially variable applications of nitrogen fertilisers with a focus on grains cropping. This should provide the opportunity to allocate fertiliser inputs as required at fine spatial scales according to local soil and weather conditions to maximise profit and minimise off-farm impacts of excessive fertilisation.
ActivityBig data modelling to forecast crop yield to enable precision fertilisation
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201925 Jul 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $629,331
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to support school systems and planning authorities enhance engagement between schools and local communities. The key objective is to advance the cost-effective development of the infrastructure required to deliver community programs and services from school sites, in addition to education programs for school-aged students. The project expects to generate new knowledge about how best to plan, design, govern and manage facilities and infrastructure to enable schools to operate successfully as more than a school, encouraging the development of resilient and connected communities. The outcomes are expected to include a development framework for maximising schools as community hubs.
ActivityBuilding connections: schools as community hubs
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201824 Apr 201923 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $559,124
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address destructive outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), a voracious predator of corals and a major threat to coral reefs. This project builds upon recent sequencing of COTS genome and proteomes to identify communication factors that attract COTS to each other. Based on these natural attractants, the project will fabricate COTS'specific baits for future large scale deployment. Currently COTS are culled using expensive diver-based approaches. Outcomes for this project are expected to augment, if not alleviate, these inefficient biocontrol approaches and provide an environmentally-benign and scalable solution to one of the biggest threats to the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef and reefs worldwide.
ActivityBiocontrol of crown-of-thorns starfish using genomics and proteomics
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201816 Oct 201815 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $370,066
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve understanding of the impacts of existing key reforms intended to ease fiscal pressures associated with population ageing. The right mix of retirement income policies is vital to Australia's fiscal sustainability, however the effectiveness of existing policies is unknown. The project expects to identify impacts of key reforms on employment, re-training, income, savings and future retirement income and public pension receipt. The project will develop a new tax records-based dataset to facilitate future research on tax and welfare systems.
ActivityManaging an ageing population for income adequacy and fiscal sustainability
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $234,889
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to integrate chemical characterisation of crude oil with inorganic and organic markers in living organisms. Linking harmful effects on ecosystems with exposure to spilled crude oil remains a major challenge due to the ever-changing nature of oil in the environment. This project will expose fish to a range of fresh/weathered oils to mimic various exposure scenarios. The transition of oil to metabolites will be characterised in a suite of environmental and biological matrices using multi-dimensional chromatography/mass spectrometry, trace metals and compound'specific isotope analyses. This project will provide significant benefits by providing an improved capacity to link source oil with specific markers in living organisms.
ActivityFish fingerprints - signatures of oil contamination
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $711,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop technologies to mitigate three dimensional (3D) geological risk in resources management. This project expects to create new knowledge and methods in the field of 3D geological modelling through the innovative application of mathematical methods, structural geology concepts and probabilistic programming. The expected outcomes are an enhanced capability to model the subsurface, characterise model uncertainty and test multiple geological scenarios. This enhanced capability is important for the future of Australia's subsurface management, including urban geology and our continuously growing sustainable resources industry.
ActivityEnabling three dimensional stochastic geological modelling
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201812 Nov 201812 Nov 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $364,503
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to break new ground in the field of advanced adhesives by pioneering a unique system that can be cleaved with a defined visible light trigger, enabling the removal of previously bonded material without mechanical force. This would allow two materials to be strongly bonded, including dental crowns, braces and implants. The project will advance on-demand degradable materials design, introducing an advanced class of responsive networks for applications where reversible bonding is critical. It will have flow on benefits in future dental material applications and also have applications where simple-to-remove, temporary adhesives are required.
ActivityOn-demand visible light degradable dental materials
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201816 Oct 201815 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $1,375,000
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to shed light on how Australia's workforce and communities will engage with the world of work in a future shaped by new business models and disruptive technologies. Using the closure of the automotive industry as a lens into this topic, the project will provide new insights into how displaced workers find work, use services, relate to others, and reshape their futures. It sheds light on the community-wide impacts of restructuring, providing new perspectives on how local resources and public policies best advance the process of adjustment.
ActivityThe impacts of industry restructuring
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jan 201920 Jan 2024 2017-18
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Gellibrand  $370,000
Address FOOTSCRAY 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 83776954731
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a reliable, robust and real-time analysis system for automatic and accurate detection of neurological abnormalities, and the prediction of impending neurological problems from brain signal data. The project expects to design novel algorithms for brain signal processing, data compression, and detection and prediction of neurological abnormalities from massive brain signal data. The project will lead to significant improvement of existing methods in health monitoring applications in Australia and worldwide and hence will save lives, money and resources.
ActivityDeep mining neurological abnormalities from brain signal data
Delivery Area 3011 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Mar 201930 Jun 2022 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $180,437
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how the value of cultural organisations and activities can be effectively communicated in official reporting processes. It aims to change the ways culture's value is publicly determined by researching two innovative, socially responsible reporting frameworks, thus creating a dedicated framework for culture. Expected outcomes include new on-line reporting processes, principles and forms for cultural practitioners and funding agencies, and enhanced understanding in both policy and cultural domains of meaningful reporting practices. The project will transform the way artists and cultural organisations communicate the value of what they do to governments.
ActivityMeaningfully communicating the value of arts and culture through reporting
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Jan 201920 Jan 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $390,000
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate a new, active noise control system that can eliminate low frequency noise without the use of external electricity. This project will generate new knowledge about how to realise self-powering on active noise controllers using piezoelectric nanofibres as sound detector and power generator. Expected outcomes include an effective method to produce this novel noise controller and a systemic understanding about materials, devices and performance. This will significantly benefit development of advanced noise controlling technology and products, benefiting industry and the environment.
ActivitySelf-powered active noise control via a nanofibre acoustoelectric converter
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Nov 201822 Nov 2021 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $450,000
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will develop new technologies for businesses to accurately identify fake internet reviews. Fake reviews, paid for and/or written with malicious intent, can cause irreparable damage to businesses resulting in revenue loss, consumer dissatisfaction or even closure of businesses. However they are difficult to identify, as they continuously evolve to avoid detection and the volume of Internet reviews makes analysis a monumental task. This project will provide advanced tools to detect fake website reviews and a cybersecurity system prototype ready to be used by industry, making Australia a leader in this field and resulting in a safer internet environment for all.
ActivityDeveloping an effective defence to cyber-reputation manipulation attacks
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Jan 201922 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $771,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve Australia's capability in the provision and use of water forecasts for managing water resources. The current water forecasts are not fully utilised by water agencies as they are not sufficiently comprehensive and advanced. This project expects to achieve a step change in the uptake and utility of hydro-climate forecasts through an extensive partnership of leading researchers and operational agencies of hydro-climate forecasting, with federal, state and regional water agencies.
ActivityWater availability and demand: better forecasts, better management
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 May 201907 May 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $339,300
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the flavour quality of Australian farmed barramundi through developing novel functional feeds. The project expects to expand our fundamental knowledge of flavour enhancement, whilst providing practical benefits with respect to final product quality. The project will enable industry to achieve higher product quality benchmarks, towards the ultimate goal of improving the marketability of barramundi both locally and overseas. This project will provide significant benefits to the Australian barramundi industry by increasing product values, thereby facilitating an economically sustainable growth of this important regional industry.
ActivityFlavour enhancing functional feeds for farmed Barramundi
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201812 Mar 201911 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $369,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to protect distribution networks by reducing harmonics and electromagnetic Interference generated by modern power electronics equipment. Due to global demand for energy savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the utilisation of renewable energy sources and efficient loads using power electronics technology in distribution networks is increasing. Aspects of this technology are highly complex and not well understood and the robustness of existing and future power grids will be affected. The project will minimise risk factors associated with high frequency noise and resonances in low voltage grids both of which are very important for power electronics manufacturers and utility companies in Australia.
ActivityHigh quality and robust energy conversion systems for distribution networks
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201819 Dec 201818 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $415,893
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reform superannuation investment practices in Australia. Using sophisticated data analytics and machine-learning techniques, combined with economic modelling and quantitative finance. The project will try to understand the broad characteristics of Australian superannuation investors and their practice from a -big data- perspective. The expected outcomes of this project are the identification of key determinants for successful superannuation behaviour to inform decision-making for better superannuation practices and policies. It is expected that the insights arising from this project will contribute to safeguarding the future of Australia's superannuation schemes, and to better financial security at retirement.
ActivityReshaping superannuation practice in Australia using big data analytics
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Sep 201803 Sep 2021 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $106,705
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deliver a proof-of-concept that allows visualisation of invisible DNA (latent DNA) into a quick, inexpensive and practical DNA collection method that will lead to DNA evidence being available in more cases. It will build upon a proof-of-concept method ready for transferal to forensic casework. This will allow DNA evidence recovery technicians to improve their hit rate in recovering latent DNA from real crime items, leading to more informative DNA profiles. Crime items that currently yield no genetic information will now be informative, assisting investigations of serious crimes or terrorist incidents.
ActivityVisualisation of latent DNA
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Dec 201830 Nov 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $415,893
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance our understanding of the transmission and radiation of structure-borne noise in ductwork. The project expects to generate new and innovative techniques to lower structure-borne noise from the intake and exhaust systems used by gas turbines in the power generation industry. Expected outcomes include the development of advanced computational models, that are validated against experiment, and suitable for integration into a commercial design process. This will provide significant benefits for organisations working in the noise control industry, and lead to new ways of lowering environmental noise caused by ducts and pipes.
ActivityLowering noise emissions from gas turbines
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Jan 201903 Jan 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $274,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to remove the need for energy storage in micro-grids via adoption of synthetic storage. Micro-grids encounter high renewable energy penetrations early, given their small size. Typically, micro-grid variability is managed with technologies such as energy storage. Synthetic storage involves replacing fixed speed diesel assets with variable speed diesel technology. This project offers a cost-effective way to improve renewable penetration and reduce diesel fuel consumption in micro-grids by removing the need for expensive energy storage. The expected project outcomes include reductions in cost and complexity for high renewable energy penetration micro-grids, reduced emissions and improved micro-grid reliability.
ActivitySynthetic storage for improving flexibility and security of micro-grids
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $245,971
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the link between continent motion and mantle upwelling over the last billion years by combining tectonic reconstructions and recently developed dynamic earth models with the global and Australian rock record. Mantle upwelling is thought to cause eruptions of large volcanic provinces and kimberlites, the primary source rock for diamonds. The project expects to develop a technique to map kimberlite potential in under-explored regions such as Australia. Significant benefits from the project will be the reduction of economic risks in diamond exploration, the training of a researcher in exploration geodynamics, and understanding the link between supercontinents and mantle upwelling.
ActivityDynamic earth models for frontier diamond exploration
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201827 Sep 201831 Dec 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $354,833
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the social histories of Holden's manufacturing operations in Australia in the post-World War II (WW2) period through oral interviews and archival research. It will place workers, workplace culture, and the communities in which Holden's factories were based at the centre of the company's history. A key focus will be an evaluation of recent assistance provided by Holden to workers to transition to new jobs. The project will produce 100 oral histories and the interviews and interpretive work undertaken during the project will be incorporated into exhibitions at the National Motor Museum and print and online publications. These outcomes will enhance our understanding of Australia's automotive heritage and workplace culture.
ActivitySocial histories of Holden in Australia
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Apr 201924 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $605,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify key genes associated with heat stress tolerance by unlocking available genetic variation in sorghum. Drawing on crop physiology, genetics, molecular biology and integrated systems modelling, the project will develop important insights into the basis of thermostability. A predictive capability will be developed to identify new genomic combinations having superior heat stability. More heat tolerant sorghum cultivars should deliver enhanced resilience in cropping and deliver more stable profitability for farmers and reduced food security risk.
ActivityAdapting sorghum crops for global climate futures
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201823 Jan 201922 Jan 2022 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $607,330
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide critical new information on the archaeology and natural history of one of the world's largest unregulated desert river systems. Mithaka country incorporates the highly significant Channel Country on the eastern edge of Australia's arid centre. Preliminary research has identified more than 70 large site complexes that provide critical insights on how the Mithaka people adapted to this unique environment and took part in Australia's most extensive long distance trade systems. The project will study the archaeological landscape, artefacts and an extensive in'situ skeletal record in the context of a detailed palaeoenvironmental study. It will provide a new cultural-environmental history of this landscape and provide the Mithaka with multiple strands of connection to their ancestral land and culture and support their aspirations to create employment through rangers programs, education and cultural tourism.
ActivityArchaeology and natural history.
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Mar 201925 Mar 2023 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $401,850
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries by developing high -temperature, stable separators. The use of batteries in a hot Australian summer is a major safety issue for our society. This project will develop a new and safe battery technology with the help of boron nitride nanotubes to effectively reduce the risk of thermal runaway of battery cells. The expected outcomes will have a global impact on the safety of the current battery technology and the innovative application of boron nitride nanotubes in battery technology. It will position industry on the cutting edge of battery technology required for energy storage development in Australia.
ActivityImproving battery safety with boron nitride nanotube separators
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Nov 201807 Nov 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $385,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop next-generation laser systems for multimode fibre-optic communication systems, by leveraging recently developed techniques for measuring and controlling the spatial properties of light. These techniques will provide new insights into the physics of the lasers themselves, as well as overcoming fundamental limitations which have traditionally hindered their operation at high speed. The expected outcome of this project is the inclusion of these techniques in the development and operation of future generations of fibre communication systems. Creating new classes of laser systems, which can scale to large bit rates, will enable the growth in this area to be sustained into the future.
ActivityNext generation lasers for short-reach optical fibre communication
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Jan 201924 Jan 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $460,800
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop robust, solar driven, enzyme-based biocatalysts to synthesise complex metabolites and biopharmaceutical molecules in single-cell micro-algae. The significance of this project is that solar energy is used to drive challenging chemical reactions inexpensively via photosynthesis. Expected outcomes include sustainable, solar driven production of high-value molecules that are difficult or impossible to synthesise chemically. Benefits include proof-of-principle demonstration of new, light-driven green-chemistry processes for the production of biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, agricultural and industrial chemicals, extending the diversity of molecules we can make while reducing cost and environmental impact of their production.
ActivityUsing photosynthesis to power fine chemical production
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201809 Jan 201908 Jan 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $243,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate lead free crystals, which are expected to possess high piezoelectric properties for medical imaging and underwater acoustics, as an alternative to toxic lead-based ferroelectrics which have been dominantly used in ultrasound transducers. The project will have significant impact on development of new lead-free ferroelectric crystals with desirable properties. This will benefit Australian industry by providing knowledge and technology of crystal growth, enabling advanced ultrasound transducers for medical imaging and underwater acoustic applications.
ActivityExploration of lead free ferroelectric crystals for transducer applications
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201806 Mar 201906 Mar 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $328,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an integrated irrigation scheduling, benchmarking and forecasting capability delivered through a water ordering portal that is used by most Australian irrigation farmers and many farmers internationally. Ensuring adoption is critical and this will be facilitated through integration into the existing water ordering system. Expected outcomes include improved ability to manage irrigation water through better use of existing weather observations and forecasts, irrigation data, and satellite observations to inform farmer decisions. This is expected to result in improvement in water productivity, leading to economic benefit and an improved ability to meet growing global food demands.
ActivityWater information services to boost irrigation productivity
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201813 Sep 201812 Sep 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $200,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a model of successful employment for people with a disability, identify sources of employer diversity that explain willingness to hire, and develop social marketing messages that improve employer attitudes and achieve greater inclusion in Australian workplaces. Workforce participation of people with a disability remains low. The outcome of this study will be more people with a disability and their carers gaining meaningful employment, with benefits including improved physical and mental health, social connections and economic security. It will benefit employers by creating more diverse workplaces and a broader talent pool, resulting in greater innovation and productivity.
ActivityGreater inclusion of people with disability in Australian workplaces
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201821 Dec 201820 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $228,838
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop foam assisted continuous gas circulation for dewatering new and existing coal seam gas wells. The potential benefits of this new method include enhanced gas production, better well control, reduced costs and better environmental effectiveness. The proposed solution eliminates the need for mechanical pumps which are currently used for dewatering, and which fail regularly due to gas and solids accumulation within the production wells. Continuous gas circulation could achieve significant savings in downtime and maintenance costs. In addition, reducing onsite maintenance will minimise access requirements for maintenance rigs which disrupt rural activities where the wells are located, thus easing local traffic and reduce the environmental impacts that are associated with well workovers.
ActivityEnhanced productivity of coal seam gas wells by continuous gas circulation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201825 Jan 201924 Jan 2022 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $270,920
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to contribute the perspectives and voices of vulnerable young people to debates on the need for service reform. It will actively engage children and teens who have complex support needs in service re-design and decision making, and will trial child-led service initiatives. It will also explore organisational barriers to including young people in policy debate and service decision-making. Expected outcomes include increased knowledge of how to effectively engage young people, and understanding of the impact of their participation both for young people and for services.
ActivityRe-conceptualising services from the perspectives of young people
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $0
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the climate and health benefits of restoring the tropical peat swamp forests. The project will integrate novel, field-based paleo-reconstruction of the historical conditions, satellite observations of temperature and rainfall, and high-resolution modelling of the regional climate processes under different restoration scenarios. It will use this information to determine how restoration activities affect the regional climate, how changes in climate affect peatland fires and regional smoke haze, and how changes to regional climate and smoke haze affect human respiratory health and heat stress.
ActivityClimate and health benefits of restoring tropical peat swamp forests
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Jul 201926 Jul 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $460,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a monitoring system to remotely measure ship motions, loads and ride control activity under commercial operations. Data will be analysed using advanced statistical methods to inform evidence-based design to improve both structural efficiency and passenger comfort. The research will impact on design rules used worldwide, reducing weight and increasing payload and transport efficiency for this class of vessel. A "Smart- semi-autonomous interface will be developed to provide on-board seakeeping guidance to the ship captain. This technology will have significant benefits such as increased ship safety, vessel longevity and improving passenger comfort for all types of vessels worldwide including high'speed catamarans.
ActivityRemote sensing to improve structural efficiency of high-speed catamarans
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $301,569
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how fungicide resistance evolves in the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, the major pathogen of the oilseed crop canola. Global food production has become more reliant on the use of antifungal agents to protect crops, however these advances are now threatened by the emergence of drug-resistant microbes. The knowledge generated by this project will be used to reduce the risk of resistance evolving in populations of the blackleg fungus. This will have economic benefits through ensuring increased canola yields, while providing health and environmental benefits through minimisation of use of fungicides.
ActivityMechanisms of antifungal resistance in blackleg disease of canola
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201818 Sep 201817 Sep 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $511,109
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an analysis of housing retrofit and its links with household energy costs. It includes householders across eight global urban sites, as well as the businesses that supply retrofit services. The project will analyse the retrofit experience of both energy poor and other households, providing an internationally significant evidence base. Outcomes include a robust empirical evidence base on the implications of retrofit for households to tailor actions that will shape the lives of residents in Australian households.
ActivityHousing energy efficiency transitions
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201817 Dec 201816 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $389,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new high-energy-density and low-cost lithium-rich cathode materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries that can store solar energy for Australian households and power the next generation electric vehicles. The project will design innovative strategies to suppress the voltage decay and capacity decline of the lithium rich materials over long-term cycling. The project expects to significantly improve battery performance at a lower price and make a substantial impact to the energy supply technologies and industries in Australia and benefit the environment in the long run.
ActivityNew high energy density cathode materials for lithium ion batteries
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201805 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corio  $490,233
Address GEELONG 3220 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new approach to participatory land-use planning for sustainable development and conservation, in partnership with the Tiwi Land Council. Planning for sustainable development is complex but vital to reconciling economic, social and conservation goals worldwide. The project will evaluate land-use scenarios, including Indigenous Protected Areas, with ecological and economic models that integrate Indigenous and scientific knowledge. Benefits will include new planning tools and improved understanding of trade-offs between goals, especially on Australia's Indigenous estates.
ActivityPlanning for sustainable development and biodiversity on Indigenous lands
Delivery Area 3220 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
Tangney  $355,000
Address MURDOCH 6150 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61616369313
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to resolve a significant problem for water utilities. Microbial pathogens Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus are the main public health concern for drinking water in developed nations. Water monitoring is limited by the lack of fast, reliable detection methods and viability assays for these pathogens. This project will use a novel gut-on-a-chip to develop for the first time rapid infectivity assays for Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus. Significant benefits include improved diagnostics and water disinfection assays, improved water treatment and reduced costs with global impact.
ActivityDetection and viability of waterborne pathogens using a gut-on-chip
Delivery Area 6150 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201814 Dec 201813 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $364,188
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create the next generation of experts in Australia's policing and national security agencies, by improving crime scene evidence interpretation. Agencies are under pressure to develop more rigorous training practices that go beyond mere intuition and tradition. This project will use a novel approach that directs learning toward the most diagnostic perceptual cues. Expected outcomes include a solid empirical basis for national training programs designed to create experts that are accurate, reliable, and continuously improving. Improving the training of experts will ensure the integrity of forensics as evidentiary tools available to police, lead to more reliable courtroom convictions and help safeguard Australia from terrorism and crime.
ActivityCreating perceptual experts in Australia's policing and security agencies
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201808 Feb 201907 Feb 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $445,313
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to integrate archaeology, museology, and cultural landscape research to weave together histories of-Australian South Sea Islanders- (ASSIs) lives and communities. ASSIs are not indigenous to Australia, nonetheless they have a distinctive and vibrant indigenous culture. With little written about ASSIs, most of their stories are in the places that they have inhabited, and in the objects they have left behind. In partnership with living ASSI communities, this project will raise awareness about their past in Queensland society and contribute to their sense of identity in the present and future.
ActivityArchaeology, collections and Australian South Sea Islander
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201804 Mar 201903 Mar 2022 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $168,356
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the effectiveness of an innovative government program, which seeks to enhance the safety and rehabilitative culture of juvenile detention centres by increasing staff interpersonal skills through specialist training, coaching and supervision. The project is expected to identify best practice principles, allowing government departments to focus efforts on training and staff support to provide a higher quality work force. An evidence based framework will be developed in consultation with juvenile justice agencies across Australia. This will potentially improve outcomes for young people in custody and the wider community.
ActivityTowards an effective practice model for youth detention
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201818 Sep 201818 Sep 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $414,570
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish all-optical approaches to image and manipulate neural function at single cell resolution in the awake, freely moving animal. The project will help build a 'cells to systems' understanding of neural circuit function and aid in understanding neural circuit dysregulation in brain disorders. This will enable new, fundamental knowledge creation about brain function, and lay a basic science platform for the next generation of understanding of brain disorders, critical to reducing their economic burden.
ActivityAll-optical manipulation and recording of neural circuit activity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $680,320
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish the first Australian national facility for non-destructive evaluation, consisting of a three-dimensional scanning laser vibrometer, laser shearography, and an optical de-rotator, to enable full-field characterisation of the deformation and damage state of materials and structures. This solution is expected to perform rapid, broad-area scans, characterise dynamic response and wave propagation in human-engineered or natural structures, and diagnose rotating systems. This will enhance experimental capabilities, with uses spanning many industry sectors including aerospace, naval, automotive and medical.
ActivityNational laser-based non-destructive evaluation system
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201802 Apr 201801 Oct 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $499,899
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build a comprehensive, historical, legal resource for the whole common law world, 1215-1914. The free access -Foundations of Common Law Library- will include reported cases from superior courts, and selected others, in all common law jurisdictions. Databases of other key materials such as treatises, legislation, and treaties, will also be added wherever possible. Databases of case law extracted from newspaper reports, prior to formal law reporting will be included. Citations for all documents added will expand greatly an automated international historical citator to the whole of the common law world, linking past and present.
ActivityFoundations of the common law library
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $468,474
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to strengthen Australian research activities in the development of advanced multifunctional materials through the purchase of thermal and ultraviolet (UV) nano-imprint lithography modules to expand the nanofabrication capacity of roll-to-roll printer line. The various processes used to make nano'sized devices and components fall into two major categories, coating and patterning. Integrating the thermal and UV nanoimprint lithography modules into the roll-to-roll printer line will provide a unique and simple materials fabrication platform. It will combine coating and nanolithography processes in a low cost, high-throughput and high-resolution format for advanced nanofabrication of microelectronic, telecommunication, biomedical and energy devices.
ActivityNanoimprint systems: expanding research capability of roll to roll printer
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $832,648
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a comprehensive photomagnetic materials characterisation facility. Novel transition metal oxide materials provide new functionalities, which by far exceed present semiconductor and IT technology. The project will enable new observations of materials- behaviour by combining Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometry with optical illumination, under systematically controlled conditions. The photomagnetic measurement system will cover a diverse process parameter space for studying magnetic materials properties under light illumination, enabling measurements of the smallest magnetisation signals possible so far, for example in ultrathin films and nanomaterials.
ActivityMagneto-optical facility for the search of novel multifunctional materials
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $600,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish Australia's first system microscopy facility with dedicated live-cell confocal and single-molecule fluorescence microscopes. In systems microscopy, the imaging workflow is automated so that large and unbiased data sets of the spatiotemporal organisation of molecules and cells can be generated. Combined with statistical and bioinformatics analyses, image-derived data provides system-wide information that is not easily obtainable with other approaches. The project will enable Australian researchers to image and analyse the full complexity of biological systems, potentially transforming cell biology, drug development and understanding the molecular basis of disease. It will also demonstrate how the capacity of microscopy facilities can be enhanced and bias in imaging data reduced by automating data acquisition and mining of image-based data.
ActivityConfocal and single molecule microscopes for systems microscopy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $792,859
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better understand humanity's place in the Universe, including questions such as whether we are alone or if our home in the Solar System is unique or common. This project will enable new observations using a revolutionary Australian facility, Veloce Verde+Azzuro. Moving beyond discovering habitable planets around dim red stars, it will enable science on the properties and system architectures of planets orbiting stars like the Sun. It will deliver a ten-fold increase in collecting power for Sun-like stars, providing understanding of how exoplanetary systems, and our Solar System, were formed.
ActivityVeloce Verde+Azzuro - Tripling the Power of Australia's Planet Foundry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Jul 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $956,700
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish innovative capabilities for advanced diagnostics techniques to be applied in reacting, particle-laden flows over a range of pressures. The complementary measurements are expected to provide an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of liquid fragments and solid particles in flames. The resulting data, and improved knowledge, will set the framework for more effective predictive methods that assist in the design of cleaner and efficient processes that benefit a range of applications, from engine design to the generation of new fuels, and the flame synthesis of novel materials.
ActivityNovel diagnostics capabilities in reacting, particle-laden flows
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $255,120
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a three-dimensional (3D) cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy facility. The facility will integrate light microscopy with high resolution cryo-electron tomography and 3D slice-and-view focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. The open access facility should create new capabilities for Australian researchers to tag biological events and structures with fluorescence markers and image them using the currently highest resolution 3D imaging techniques for biological matter. The facility expects to reveal fundamental insights into cell and structural biology, and help drive innovation in agriculture, pharmaceutics, and biomaterials.
ActivityThree-dimensional cryo correlative light and electron microscopy facility
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $270,427
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an automated stem cell bioengineering ("AutoStem") facility that will enable critical insights into the molecular mechanisms that underly the loss in stem cell function and tissue homeostasis as we age. The AutoStem facility expects to lead to the discovery of the key drivers of stem cell ageing and the development of novel technological solutions to maintain tissue function with age. The outcomes produced from the AutoStem facility will have significant economic and social benefits in enabling healthy ageing and increased productivity for an ageing Australia.
ActivityAutoStem: a high performance, automated stem cell bioengineering facility
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Cooper  $205,000
Address BUNDOORA 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 64804735113
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis projects aims to accelerate the development of quantum technologies by expanding our capacity to rapidly evaluate the low temperature electrical and optical properties of novel materials and devices. The project expects to generate new knowledge in quantum coherent phases of diamond, high mobility two-dimensional spintronics, hybrid semiconductor'superconductor devices, novel phases of silicon and germanium, and single photon sources based on silicon-carbide. Expected outcomes of the project include the establishment of high performing, efficient, new facilities for low temperature quantum measurement, the strengthening of collaborative links between participating researchers and the expansion of opportunities for research students.
ActivityHigh through-put facility for measurement of quantum materials and devices
Delivery Area 3086 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $464,531
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a facility for mass spectrometry and sample preparation to enhance Australian capacity to analyse the stable isotope composition of silicate minerals. The project seeks to implement innovations that will greatly enhance the use of stable isotopes in silicate minerals by increasing analytical throughput and reducing cost. This will provide better understanding of the trajectories of environmental change, formation of mineral deposits and identifying trade networks in prehistoric societies.
ActivityMass spectrometry for next generation isotope analysis of silicate minerals
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $299,105
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide researchers with an integrated capability for separation, isolation, and precise structural identification of volatile compounds. It expects to deliver a systematic solution using unprecedented, automated multidimensional gas chromatographic separation, isolating pure compounds for off-line characterisation using appropriate spectroscopic tools, for example nuclear magnetic resonance. This will provide significant benefits, such as permitting traceability of (bio)'synthetic pathways, better characterise chemical signalling in plants, accelerate identification of advanced intermediates required for total synthesis of alkaloids, improve detection of metabolites, and determine interactions between small allergens and proteins.
ActivityGas chromatography: separating inseparables, identifiying unidentifiables
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $3,189,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a facility in automated, single-particle cryo-TEM and cryo-TEM tomography (Titan Krios) that will enable atomic and molecular structure research and three-dimensional subcellular and cellular imaging. The project will span all multiscale cryo-TEM modalities from the visualisation of cells, membranes and macromolecular complexes, through to near-atomic-resolution protein structure determination. Cryo'single particle analysis and tomography are recognised as revolutionary technologies in molecular structural biology and powerful enablers of future ground-breaking discovery. The project will deliver significant competitive advantage for Australia in leading-edge structure-based research, drug discovery, new opportunities for applied research and development, and showcasing science to the public.
ActivityAutomated high resolution and high contrast cryo -TEM for three-dimensional structural biology
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201829 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $347,070
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop bioprinting systems that will provide new insights into fundamental biological processes. The 3D Additive Bio-Fabrication Facility - Printing Bioprinters capability will use 3D polymer and metal additive manufacturing technologies to create the next generation of bioprinting methodologies and 3D fabrication tools. It is the aim that these customised additive manufacturing systems will be used to produce structures wherein living cells are spatially organised in combination with appropriate biomaterials and bioactive components, such as drugs or growth factors, in order to influence subsequent biological behaviour.
ActivityThree-dimensional additive bio-fabrication facility: printing bioprinters
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $159,450
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will support basic research into the properties of the highest energy particles in our Universe by contributing to the upgrade of the 3000 square kilometre Pierre Auger Observatory. A major detector upgrade (AugerPrime) is underway to enhance the sensitivity of the observatory for these high-energy cosmic rays. This follows an unexpected Auger result that indicates a significant fraction of these cosmic rays consist of heavy nuclei. AugerPrime will significantly improve the observatory's ability to identify the mass, and hence the charge, of the particles, allowing astrophysical source directions to be identified for the low charge particles which are less deflected by cosmic magnetic fields. The upgrade will also improve the understanding of particle physics at energies well beyond those explored at the Large Hadron Collider.
ActivityContribution to the AugerPrime upgrade of the Pierre Auger observatory
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $264,706
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address a critical surface characterisation gap in Australian research by the implementation of a glow-discharge optical emission spectrometer. Determining the composition depth profile of chemically complex surfaces that are rough, fragile, and air'sensitive is very challenging. The project will allow rapid and accurate elemental depth profiling of surface layers up to hundreds of microns in thickness and with nanometre resolution. Critically this instrument allows glovebox-to-instrument analysis without surface preparation, preserving the in'situ state of the surface. This will fast-track research in battery materials, new methods to control corrosion, and the design of advanced engineered surfaces.
ActivityA glow discharge optical emission spectrometer for challenging surfaces
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Mar 2019 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $637,800
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enhance understanding of multi'scale fluid flows in engineering, geophysics and biomedicine by delivering a facility for high temporal and spatial resolution, three-dimensional velocity measurements. The four-dimensional, coherent imaging velocimetry facility for fluid mechanics research is aimed at addressing limitations of commercially available imaging systems. It is expected to provide unprecedented measurement capabilities with significant benefit to the design, control and modelling of complex fluid flows found in many areas. Applications include the jets used for heating, cooling, mixing, and drug delivery in engineering and pharmacy to the kinematics of sperm and micro-organisms in bio-medicine, and wave-particle flows in geo-physics.
ActivityFour-dimensional coherent imaging velocimetry facility for fluid mechanics research
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $639,369
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the interactions between nano-engineered materials and biological systems through the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies. The project will consist of an ImageStreamX Imaging Flow Cytometer and a Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscope. Together these will allow high throughput and label-free imaging of cell-nanomaterial interactions, which will underpin research by leading researchers as well as promoting collaborations between researchers in the physical and life sciences. This will provide significant benefits, such as the development of new materials for potential applications in nano-bioscience.
ActivityNano-bioscience imaging facility
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $297,463
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build a femtosecond-laser, micropyrolysis gas-chromatographmass spectrometer. The facility will have the capability to selectively analyse very small petrographically-recognisable organic components, hence bridging the analytical gap between organic petrography and organic geochemistry. The project aims to understand the early evolution of life, the response of the biosphere to mass extinction, the migration of fluids in petroleum reservoirs, the heterogeneity of organic matter in shale gas reservoirs, and the composition of macromolecules in biominerals and macerals. The facility will contribute to a broad range of Australia's theoretical and applied problems in geoscience and geobiology.
ActivityFemtosecond laser micropyrolysis gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201828 Mar 201830 Sep 2019 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $348,026
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a large'scale, real-world experimental facility for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is currently missing in Australia, as well as in the rest of the world. The project is expected to be an essential instrument to achieve Australia's leadership on key enabling technologies of the IoT, and to provide Australian research community with a unique platform for large'scale experimentation and evaluation of IoT technologies and services. The project will also serve as a vehicle for the education and training of Australia's next generation of scholars and engineers, and contribute to Australia's scientific visibility.
ActivityA large-scale distributed experimental facility for the internet of things
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201818 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $595,280
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a new integrated facility that will allow researchers to characterise the surface structure and electronic properties of materials, which is essential for a complete understanding of their functionality. The development of the next generation of electronic, optical, and biomedical devices requires new materials with properties optimised for the particular application. This facility, to be housed in state-of-the-art laboratories and managed as an open access resource, will meet the needs of a large number of innovative projects and enable advances in many fields including electronics, nanotechnology, solar energy, biotechnology and advanced materials.
ActivityAdvanced multifunctional photoelectron spectroscopy platform
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 May 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $727,900
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a quantum gas microscope for ultra-cold dysprosium atoms, realising a versatile system for quantum emulation, tests of fundamental, atom interferometry, and precision measurement. Quantum gas microscopy is a frontier area allowing atom-by-atom synthesis and probing of tailored quantum materials such as topological insulators. Using the lanthanide element dysprosium, which is highly magnetic and possesses both bosonic and fermionic isotopes, this facility will serve the needs of multiple research groups with diverse scientific interests.
ActivityAustralian quantum gas microscope
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $326,367
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal seeks to establish a multi-functional system for investigating surface, interface, and thermal properties of functional materials. The instrumentation features thermo-gravimetric, infra-red imaging hyphenated with gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry. The expected benefits are an enhanced research capability in solid-electrolyte-interphase and electrolyte decomposition on electrodes being used in alkaline-ion batteries, which could potentially pose risks during manufacturing and application. The system will not only facilitate high-quality research and impact the training of young researchers, but also provide a platform from which to enhance Australian materials research capabilities.
ActivityThermo-gravimetric infra-red imaging system for functional materials study
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $557,389
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to augment the existing X-ray micro-computed tomography (CT) scanning capabilities in South Australia and Australia by introducing a large-volume micro-CT scanner. This will enable three-dimensional scanning of large and heavy samples including whole machine parts, limbs/segments, prosthesis devices, large animals and vertebrates, fossils and plant root systems. The project expects to allow experimental testing rigs to be placed inside the scanner to test samples, such as mechanical testing of femurs or medical devices, while scanning, to study the structure-function relationships. This will build unlimited computer simulations of mechanical tests, valuable for precious specimens. Benefits will include aiding in risk reduction, decision making on products and a higher quality workforce.
ActivityLarge-volume, multi-use micro-computed tomography
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201803 Sep 201802 Sep 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $425,200
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a multifunctional atomic layer nanofabrication facility in Sydney with the capacity to provide services nation-wide. The facility has powerful capabilities to produce mono-atom thin films, nanosize powders and two-dimensional nanostructures of a variety of materials, including elemental metals, metal oxides, metal nitrides, metal sulfides, metal-metal compounds, and polymers. This will significantly enhance Australian research and industrial activities in the areas of renewable energy production and storage, microelectronics, chemical and bio'sensors, protective coatings, flexible electronic devices, and catalysis.
ActivityAtomic layer nanofabrication system for multi-functional applications
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $384,671
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enable automated genome recovery from diverse environmental samples, without contamination risk. For more than 100 years, environmental scientists have studied diverse organism / environment interactions using a variety of conceptual and technical tools. Recently, studies of ancient and historical DNA have come to complement these tools and to occupy a significant place in environmental studies conducted over serial time. The project's addition to the existing dual Ancient DNA complex facility at Griffith University will comprise two liquid handling workstations, each being housed in separate, self-contained, ancient DNA laboratories. The new facility will enable many researchers to have unprecedented access to an ancient DNA facility and a high level of technical support.
ActivityGenomic library infrastructure for ancient environmental samples
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $159,450
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a calibration facility for the radiometric and spectral correction of hyperspectral and thermal sensors for ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing. Sensor calibration and characterisation is critical to the accuracy of hyperspectral and thermal data products, however, there is no central facility in Australia for this purpose. This project will provide significant benefits, such as growing our capacity in ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing for ecosystem science, biosecurity, and disaster response.
ActivitySensor calibration facility for spectral and thermal remote sensing
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $744,697
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new generation, national-impact testing facility to study the impact response of civil and mechanical structures and components. This project expects to seek simultaneous, realistic impact scenarios with very high velocities, which were previously impossible. This will enhance the capability for innovative research on real-time behaviour of components/systems under high amplitude impacts to augment their protection through advanced materials. This project is essential for research on rational design philosophies and effective retrofitting of high-risk buildings, infrastructure and armoured vehicles. Benefits include the saving of lives and property through new knowledge from credible impact testing.
ActivityNew generation facility for impact testing
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 May 201820 May 2020 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $1,361,651
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop the next generation of decision'support tools for interdisciplinary research on critical public policy issues. This project will use linked open data, knowledge graphs and collaborations across existing research infrastructure projects. Expected outcomes include inter-operability across major social science databases and new analytical tools that will transform the research capabilities for evidence-based policy making. Outcomes are expected on sustainable built environments and transport in urban and regional communities, social care and health in the community, work and wellbeing, digital inclusion and digital health.
ActivityLinked semantic platforms for social and physical infrastructure and wellbeing
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Aug 2020 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $1,136,244
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a state of the art Xe-Plasma dual-beam facility providing characterisation and fabrication capabilities to Australia's research community. The project will use two beams - one Xe, the other electrons - to mill the surface of bulk materials which are subsequently analysed by electron or ion beam techniques to determine atomic'scale microstructure(s) and compositions. Anticipated outcomes are advanced materials engineering and new knowledge about ancient and future materials. This is expected to provide significant advances across a variety of fields including material science, engineering and geology and enhance trans-disciplinary collaborations.
ActivityXe-plasma dual beam for advanced future materials
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $966,283
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a new generation electron microprobe, with advances in trace element mapping and cathodoluminescence analysis to enable superior characterisation of a wide range of materials. The overwhelming demand for electron probe microanalysis from research groups in Western Australia requires renewal of over'subscribed, ageing facilities to drive innovation and alleviate bottlenecks in advanced geosciences multi-capability workflows. The electron probe will drive underpinning geoscience, resources science and economic geology, as well as support a broad range of disciplines and diverse fields, such as nanotechnology, microelectronics and aquatic sciences.
ActivityCutting-edge electron probe microanalysis driving Western Australia-s resource geosciences
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Mar 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $443,311
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a high-throughput, automated patch clamp facility to enable research at the forefront of cell phenotyping and drug discovery. Ion channels are membrane proteins that underlie cell function and are therefore important drug targets. The patch clamp technique is the most powerful tool available to functionally characterise cells and study the function of ion channels. The significant advance provided by the high-throughput, automated patch clamp system is that it allows up to 384 cells to be recorded simultaneously. This project expects to enhance capacity to automate and standardise the quality of recordings, substantially increase the rate of data production, and enable greater access to patch clamp technology.
ActivityElectrophysiology facility for cell phenotyping and drug discovery
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $563,390
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to extend the Shared Picosecond Laser Facility to include picosecond-pulse technology and to incorporate new consortium members. The Facility, shared among members at four universities and building on over 23 years of collaboration, continues to provide access to state-of-the-art lasers. The Facility will take advantage of its bulk purchasing power to negotiate significant discounts, extended warranties and maintenance contracts. The new lasers will enable access to picosecond timescales and facilitate complex multi-laser experiments in a wide variety of projects including reaction dynamics, materials chemistry and photovoltaics.
ActivityShared picosecond-laser facility
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $350,790
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an advanced, multi-purpose mass spectrometry platform for high-throughput and targeted biomolecular analysis, including proteomics and metabolomics. The purpose of the project is to provide a centralised state-of-the-art facility that supports research programs in plant science, agricultural research, food safety, animal and human health research and separation science. Potential benefits from the project include increased agricultural productivity and food security, improved knowledge of age and injury-related changes in neurophysiology, helping to prevent the extinction of iconic Tasmanian wildlife and the development of advanced micro-electroseparation technologies.
ActivityAdvanced high resolution biomolecular analysis facility for Tasmania
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $659,060
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an earth systems monitoring facility, using unmanned aerial vehicles and world-leading sensor technology. It will have the capability to measure the natural and built environment at millimetre to centimetre scales and to monitor rapid changes. The ensuing data and interpretations will be useful for decision-making and policy development amongst government agencies and the agricultural, environmental, civil infrastructure and mining industries.
ActivityUnmanned aerial vehicle sensing and data discovery for a changing planet
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201820 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $621,198
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to obtain a small animal, high-frequency ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging instrument, to be placed in the University of Western Australia's Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis. As a node of the National Imaging Facility, this infrastructure will result in enhanced capacity for fundamental, interdisciplinary, biological, and bionanotechnology research in Western Australia, and enable pursuit of projects previously only possible either interstate or internationally. New capacity in small animal in-vivo imaging will generate knowledge in biology, feeding into such areas as species conservation and reproductive health, and intellectual property and commercial opportunity in areas such as medical imaging and theranostics.
ActivityHigh-frequency ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for Western Australia
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Mar 2019 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $824,080
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a readily accessible facility for measurement of electric and magnetic properties of materials under extreme temperature, magnetic field, and sensitivity conditions. The expected outcome is to build capacity for and support world-leading research into novel topological materials, atomically thin materials, materials with strong light-matter interactions and magnetic materials. The benefits to society are new devices for efficient generation, storage, transmission and switching of energy.
ActivityFacility for electric and magnetic probes of materials at extreme conditions
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Jun 2019 2017-18
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Dawson  $358,031
Address TOWNSVILLE 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 46253211955
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a national facility for pyrogenic carbon analysis. Pyrogenic carbon is a poorly constrained, slow-cycling terrestrial carbon pool with significant carbon sequestration potential. The project expects to expand the newly developed hydrogen pyrolysis analytical capability to provide high throughput, robust measurement of the abundance and isotope composition of pyrogenic carbon in soils and sediments. This will provide significant benefit, such as the ability to make significant advances in areas as diverse as geochronology, archaeology, palaeoecology, soil science geomorphology and carbon cycle/sequestration science.
ActivityA national facility for the analysis of pyrogenic carbon
Delivery Area 4811 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $744,100
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide critical infrastructure for research in the molecular sciences by providing state of the art mass spectrometry and elemental analysis instrumentation. The project will support research for over 100 groups in New South Wales (NSW) and will lead to new knowledge in a variety of areas. Expected outcomes include enhanced capacity and productivity, new interdisciplinary collaborations and the discovery of novel materials and bioactive molecules, leading to wealth creation. The significant benefits of the NSW molecular analysis platform will include the ability to rapidly analyse molecules with the highest certainty, and will enhance the impact of Australian research via access to new technologies.
ActivityNew South Wales molecular analysis platform: Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer and CHN&S analyser
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201830 Apr 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $435,279
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a fabrication and characterisation facility for high-throughput production of portable, wearable and stretchable biomedical devices to accelerate the design-fabrication-evaluation process and save -trial-and-error- costs during optimisation turnaround. It will apply computer-aided design for the programmable synthesis of hybrid materials for high-throughput screening of disease biomarkers, and super'solution imaging of single molecules in live cells. This facility will provide capability for researchers pursuing industry transformation and other initiatives in the development of advanced materials, biomolecular sciences, nanotechnology, photonics and device engineering.
ActivityHigh-throughput portable and wearable device fabrication facility
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $621,834
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide the necessary equipment to allow an Australian Dark Matter Axion Haloscope, with significantly increased sensitivity by providing a milliKelvin environment and a 14 T magnet to drive axion-to-photon conversions. Dark matter is a fundamental component of the universe yet the nature of its composition is still unknown. There is growing evidence that it is comprised of axions, a low energy, weakly interacting particle. The precision measurement tools developed by this project will have the potential to contribute both to the economy, via commercialisation, and to national security, via future applications to radar, communication and the development of engineered quantum systems.
ActivityAustralian dark matter detector for high mass axions
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $223,039
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a cryogenic, quantum microscope facility in Australia. Quantum sensing is a new field that harnesses the properties of individual quantum systems to realise new types of detection and imaging with unprecedented combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution. The potential innovations, applications and benefits to society are far reaching across the full spectrum of scientific and engineering activity, from the development of atomic'scale imaging of protein structures for drug discovery, to the study of chemical, physical, and biological processes and materials for advanced technology and manufacturing.
ActivityCryogenic quantum microscope facility
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $541,705
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to establish a national facility for nanoscale characterisation of advanced optoelectronic materials, including atomically-thin materials, luminescent nanocrystals, metamaterials, and plasmonic nanostructures. The combination of a highly focused electron beam, and novel light detection optics, will enable temperature-dependent, angle, polarisation and time-resolved luminescence analysis with unprecedented resolution. It is expected this will yield discoveries in nanoscale physics and materials science. It will create interdisciplinary collaborations by linking Australian scientists who use high-resolution multimodal characterisation methods to innovate and develop materials and device technologies.
ActivityNational facility for nanoscale characterisation of luminescent materials
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $178,839
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to extend an existing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer for structural investigations of proteins in the solid state. Many proteins, such as amyloids and flexible proteins, cannot be studied by X-ray crystallography, solution NMR spectroscopy or cryoelectron microscopy, because they cannot be crystallised or are not sufficiently soluble, or are structurally too heterogeneous. This project will extend the capability of an existing 800 MHz NMR spectrometer to solid'state NMR. By offering ultrafast magic angle spinning speeds, the system aims to afford greatly enhanced sensitivity and multidimensional NMR spectra of protein systems not previously amenable to structural analysis by NMR spectroscopy or other techniques. This will have important applications in biotechnology and biomedicine.
ActivityUltrafast magic angle spinning solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance capability
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201812 Apr 201831 May 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $191,340
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to collate, digitise and make the Bush Collection available as an online open access database and special collection at the University of Tasmania. The Bush Collection is a private, historic collection of documents from Antarctic treaty negotiations, gathered over a thirty year period by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs lawyer, Mr William Bush. This project will make the collection publically available for researchers by creating an online open access database that will provide a resource of primary data for Antarctic scholars. The database will facilitate a new era of research on historical and current issues in Antarctic governance within both Australian and oversees universities.
ActivityCreating a unique open access database on antarctic law and governance
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Oct 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $340,160
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to double the number of fibres in the spectrograph on the UK Schmidt Telescope and so double the number of stars and galaxies that it can observe simultaneously. This would allow rapid and timely completion of two major projects: the Taipan galaxy survey would be first to test a potential discrepancy in the expansion rate of the universe that may signal new physics, while the FunnelWeb stellar survey would (in tandem with two space missions) identify potential nearby exoplanets and trace the history of the Milky Way. The benefits include high scientific impact for the two surveys, international showcasing of the Australian Starbug technology, and a national astronomical survey facility for the next decade.
ActivityDoubling the power of a unique astronomical survey facility
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201815 Mar 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Adelaide  $318,900
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61249878937
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish terahertz measurement capabilities to further Australia's strength and momentum in terahertz research. This will comprise of two terahertz extension modules, working with a dedicated vector-network analyser, and high-precision probes and probe station. The project will enable point-feeding, monochromatic, coherent, and fine spectral-resolution measurement at an atmospheric window of 220-330 GHz. The capabilities are essential for development of two-dimensional materials, active components, waveguides, and antennas towards a common goal of efficient integrated terahertz devices and systems. The project will serve emerging terahertz applications including standoff imaging and short-range high'speed data transmission. This will have broad impact in the areas of surveillance, biomedicine, security, and public safety and well-being.
ActivityVector network analyser suite for advanced terahertz materials and devices
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $808,191
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create an advanced manufacturing facility for carbon-composites research by integrating laser-based processing and robotic automation. It will enable fundamental research on rapid processing of high-performance thermoplastics and metal-composite hybrids, including functionalisation of the composite through nano-material coating technology, and new instrumentation for structural health monitoring. The facility will significantly enhance the research capability in the newly established ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites, which will engage with Australian industry to improve productivity and material performance for industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, marine, and sport.
ActivityA facility for laser-based automated manufacturing of carbon composites
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Aug 201803 Aug 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $345,475
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an adaptive optics, super-resolution optical microscopy facility to image cellular events with the highest possible spatial resolution, in a whole cell or tissue context. Sophisticated computer-controlled deformable mirrors will be used to correct the way light is distorted as it passes through specimens, thereby overcoming aberrations found in thick and complex samples. This adaptive optics system will enable researchers to study complex behaviour of biological specimens, at the optical resolution limit in plant and animal tissues, leading to basic biology and biotechnology outcomes in biofuels, biomaterials and biomedicines.
ActivityPushing the limits of fluorescence microscopy with adaptive optics
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Fraser  $231,000
Address CITY 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 90700613342
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Learned Academies Special Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enhance discovery, productivity and translation within and between disciplines in Australian research through better utilisation of big data. Advances in our ability to capture, store, process and analyse large data sets are transforming many parts of society, including the research sector. Machine learning, for example, will allow data-driven analysis of massive, unstructured data sets such as social media archives or financial records in ways that will shed new light on many complex research questions. This project will map existing capability and infrastructure within and across disciplines, identify common and discipline'specific practices, challenges and opportunities, and assess technology, infrastructure, training and collaboration priorities for Australia.
ActivityBig data in Australian research: issues, challenges and opportunities
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Nov 201731 Dec 2019 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
Melbourne  $379,500
Address MELBOURNE 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 58008520394
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Learned Academies Special Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess the research needs of key Australian industry sectors, based on likely scenarios for Australia in 2030 and industry's readiness to adopt new technology. The project expects to highlight opportunities for research organisations and companies to deliver research outcomes and to identify skilled people to support Australian competitiveness. These opportunities can then be mapped against current research efforts to help provide a road map for future research strategies. The project outputs will help guide the implementation of programs by industry and research organisations, and ensure a higher quality workforce with skills matched to future demand.
ActivityDecadal plan for technology research in Australia
Delivery Area 3004 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201811 Dec 201730 Jun 2020 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Fraser  $129,908
Address CITY 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 90700613342
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Learned Academies Special Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a plan to address the complex health and environmental challenges associated with changes in food production and consumption. Since the industrial revolution, our understanding of human diet has lagged behind the rate of change. This project aims to better integrate knowledge across nutrients, foods, meals, diets, and dietary patterns to understand balance rather than single nutrients or commodities. It will examine the broader context of nutrition from individuals to communities to nations, and globally, and develop a consistent theoretical framework for nutrition that includes both individual biology and the physical, social and biological environment. This will provide broad benefits for social, cultural, economic and health outcomes in the region.
ActivityNourishing Australia: a decadal plan for nutrition science
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Nov 201731 Dec 2019 2017-18
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF THE HUMANITIES
Fraser  $337,114
Address ACTON 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 22568475852
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Learned Academies Special Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide an account of Australia's humanities academic workforce and plan for its future knowledge and skills requirements. The project will investigate the sustainability of the workforce in the face of demographic challenges and risks, and identify the skills and knowledge priorities for both future research and training environments and graduate outcomes, including digital literacy. It will develop a distinctive set of workforce strategies at the discipline, institutional and national level to ensure the sector is best placed to contribute to Australia's future, enabling effective responses to global opportunities and challenges, and to changing national research and training needs.
ActivityThe future humanities workforce
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201805 Dec 201730 Jun 2020 2017-18
ACADEMY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AUSTRALIA
Fraser  $187,000
Address CANBERRA 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 59957839703
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Learned Academies Special Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the benefits and risks of using -big data- and analytics for social policy. Drawing on documentary sources and interviews with experts and stakeholders, the project will use five case studies to examine the capability, underlying assumptions and possible impacts of such techniques. The project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of social and data scientists to identify the infrastructural, technical, and social, ethical and legal issues that need to be addressed. The project will define key issues for future research, promote collaboration between the social sciences and big data disciplines, while creating opportunities for building capability for researchers in the social sciences.
ActivityThe use of big data for social policy: benefits and risks
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201810 Nov 201729 Dec 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $381,468
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to enhance the removal of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds from municipal wastewater by making two simple amendments to standard wastewater treatment plants. Magnetite nanoparticles will be added to the treatment process, which adsorb PFAS compounds and reduce them to acceptable environmental levels. The resulting sludge will be dried and ashed in a simple and novel self'sustaining smoldering process which will render the captured PFAS to small ash, condensate and gaseous streams suitable for established destruction technologies. The project is expected to provide support to water utilities in achieving sustainable water treatment and result in environmental and social benefits to the community.
ActivityEfficient PFAS removal from urban wastewater using a novel two-step approach
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201810 May 201909 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $650,054
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel immobilisation, adsorption and/or thermal destruction methods for biosolids, soil and groundwater in current and legacy per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) sites receiving biosolids. Biosolids generated during waste water treatment carry an unknown potential risk of soil and groundwater PFAS contamination, through their application in agriculture and rehabilitation sites. This project will provide the first major investigation of the release, fate and remediation of perfluorinated compounds in relation to their environmental pathways through wastewater treatment plants in Australia. The data will be evaluated to determine if perfluorinated compounds should be further incorporated into Australian soil and water quality monitoring programs. The project will provide evidence of research advice and methodologies being successfully adopted by water industry end-users, government regulatory agencies and private remediation industries.
ActivityRemediation of PFAS in current and legacy biosolids application sites
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $1,086,676
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deliver a ready-to-deploy and scalable modular technology that is capable of removing poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from a variety of water sources, including groundwater and surface waters, to make them virtually PFAS-free and therefore safe for human consumption. The concept draws on recent advances in water treatment and electrochemistry that is based on ion exchange, nanofiltration and advanced oxidation. A risk-based framework will be developed to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions at minimal cost for stakeholders and taxpayers. This project is expected to benefit the residents who live in the vicinity of contaminated waterways or consume water from polluted sources.
ActivityIntegrated, scalable technology solutions for PFAS removal and destruction
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201809 May 201908 May 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $940,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the thermal decomposition of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS). The project will focus on the catalytic destruction of PFAS reactions at elevated temperatures, which is expected to transform PFAS in a controlled and predictable way into benign products. By understanding the fate of these compounds during thermal decomposition, the project will allow the development of a new technology aimed at treating materials which have been contaminated with or have been used as absorbants for PFAS. The project will provide the technical underpinning of a new technology developed to treat fluorochemical-contaminated material and, in doing so, reduce the environmental impact of these contaminants.
ActivityThermal decomposition of PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201811 Mar 201910 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $880,187
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a self contained skid-based transportable process for onsite destruction of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) toxins at contaminated sites. The new technologies developed will span a range of application areas, although remediation of sites contaminated with PFAS by ongoing or legacy use of fire-fighting foams is a key target for this project. The process is expected to enable remediation of these sites by completely converting all toxins into safe products such as carbon dioxide and harmless salts. This project will deliver significant benefits, as the process is easily scalable and is intended to form the basis of a new or expanded remediation industry in Australia, resulting in manufacturing growth, job opportunities and significant impacts in terms of environmental safety and quality.
ActivityA skid-based transportable plant for PFAS contaminated site remediation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201809 May 201908 May 2022 2017-18
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Corangamite  $999,082
Address WAURN PONDS 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 56721584203
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a holistic waste-to-resource remediation strategy for per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. This project expects to provide improved efficiency of remediation strategies for PFAS contaminated sites, to create new resource materials in construction and remediation from combinations of waste streams for the high-temperature destruction of PFAS. Expected benefits include inexpensive and effective treatment of PFAS contaminated sites, development of new markets around materials for environmental remediation and a mechanism to turn waste products into valuable resources, minimising the volume of wastes going to landfill. In addition, the environmental sector will benefit from improved implementation of policy around end-to-end and whole-of-life-cycle remediation of wastes and reclassification of wastes as high value resources suitable for construction and remediation.
ActivityHolistic remediation of PFAS-affected soil, water and debris
Delivery Area 3216 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201815 Mar 201914 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $1,225,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess the applicability of soil washing and immobilisation as cost-effective techniques for the remediation of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) contaminated Australian soils. The project expects to establish the efficacy of the remediation of a range of PFASs, including many polyfluorinated precursors of perfluorinated, chemically-persistent legacy pollutants which are of concern. The project will provide a scientific basis for understanding the benefits and limitations associated with soil washing and immobilisation techniques and a more comprehensive understanding of future liabilities associated with formation of PFASs from precursors remaining in remediated soils. Collaboration with stakeholders will ensure benefits are captured both commercially and environmentally, as well as removing a potential and on-going health threat to communities exposed to these contaminants.
ActivityRemediation of PFAS contaminated soil using soil washing and immobilisation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201829 Mar 201928 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $900,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop two methods for the in situ remediation of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination, downhole foam fractionation for in situ groundwater treatment, and in situ fluidisation for soil treatment, both separately and in combination. Using these methods, PFASs will be removed in the form of a foam, which will be extracted as a liquid concentrate. These techniques could enable PFAS removal efficiencies of greater than 90%, providing entirely new methods for the aggressive removal of PFAS from contaminated source zones. This project will enable the rapid removal of the bulk of the PFAS present in soils and groundwater and reduce the potential for further spreading.
ActivityPFAS source zone remediation by foam fractionation and in situ fluidisation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,103,883
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new treatment technology to completely defluorinate per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) and to treat significant water quantities. The majority of existing water treatment technologies are unable to remove PFAS to the desired extent, are prohibitively expensive or are only useful for a very limited lifespan. This project is expected to develop a new treatment technology with the ability to completely defluorinate PFAS, treat significant water quantities and help address many of the pressing concerns facing water treatment operators. This technology is also scalable, and can potentially be used to treat significant quantities of contaminated water.
ActivityDevelopment of electrochemically activated sorbents for PFAS defluorination
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201830 Apr 201929 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $516,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify and harvest microorganisms capable of directly or indirectly affecting PFOS or PFOA degradation in the environment. Fluorinated compounds such as PFOS and PFOA in firefighting foams are contaminants of concern now routinely detected in contaminated groundwater and soil globally. Understanding the role of microorganisms, and the biogeochemical processes they perform in relation to fluorinated compounds, will inform handling of contaminated sites and lead to development of cost effective and sustainable remediation technologies.
ActivityBiogeochemical remediation approaches for PFAS contaminated environments
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201819 Apr 201918 Apr 2022 2017-18
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Boothby  $157,290
Address BEDFORD PARK 5042 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 65542596200
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deliver the first comprehensive study of the colonial frontier in South Australia's Riverland, a region that was the scene of nationally significant colonial endeavours coupled with violence towards Aboriginal people. While previous studies have focused on discrete events from the historical record, this project will to use a multi-layered strategy to explore this past and present. By coalescing archaeological, anthropological and oral history evidencethis project expects to generate meaningful narratives for and with Aboriginal descendants. These insights should substantially contribute to understandings about the colonial frontier in Australia and globally.
ActivityInterrogating the Riverland's colonial frontier
Delivery Area 5042 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201829 Mar 201824 Jun 2020 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $320,000
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess how children from low-income families are affected by welfare policy design in Australia - specifically, by policy intended to influence welfare payment receipt and workforce participation of their parent(s). Causal impacts of policy design on children will be identified and evaluated using unique administrative and survey data, and treating recent welfare reforms in Australia as natural experiments.. This will be the first comprehensive Australian analysis of intergenerational impacts of welfare policy design.
ActivityThe impact of income support design on the outcomes of children and youth
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201802 Jul 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
Fadden  $480,000
Address SOUTHPORT 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 78106094461
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate structural, coloured textural, and hyperspectral analysis approaches to achieve automated lobster molt-cycle staging and classification to the level required for commercial production. High labour cost, water contamination, and disease transmission are major barriers in Australian bay lobster aquaculture inhibiting its large scale production. Automation of the production process and reducing the human contact with animals are of high priority in the development of this Australian-led emerging industry. The project aims to develop technology to bring this world- first aquaculture factory to large scale production, and create new export opportunities for lobsters and production systems.
ActivityDeveloping key vision technology for automation of aquaculture factory
Delivery Area 4222 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201812 Jun 201811 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $170,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the potential of multi'stakeholder initiatives to ensure the enforcement of labour standards in supply chains by examining the cleaning accountability framework - an initiative comprised of diverse representatives in the commercial cleaning supply chain in Australia. It is expected that this will result in the development of new regulatory methods/technology to improve compliance. This is expected to improve the quality of life of vulnerable workers in supply chains and the mitigation of reputational risk for business.
ActivityEnforcing labour standards in supply chains through voluntary frameworks
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $725,505
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the spread of cane toads through southern Australia, an invasion front that has attracted far less research than the same species- expansion through tropical regions, even though toads severely impact native wildlife in both areas. This project expects to generate new knowledge to determine why the rate of toad invasion is so much slower in New South Wales than in the tropics, and how best to modify newly-developed approaches to toad control to the conditions in southern Australia. Expected outcomes include predicting future trajectories of expansion, and identifying optimal approaches to toad control and impact mitigation. This should provide significant benefits for biodiversity conservation.
ActivityCane toads in southern Australia: invasion dynamics and options for control
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $450,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to solve a common, fundamental problem limiting the performance of mass spectrometers and high resolution electron microscopes: surface modification caused by unintended chemical reactions due to electron impact. The intended project outcomes will advance current understanding of electron restructuring of surfaces and open the door to next-generation material imaging, spectrometry and fabrication techniques. It will develop a superior detector for mass spectrometry and improve the imaging and nanofabrication capabilities of state-of-the-art electron microscopes.
ActivityNext generation material imaging, spectrometry and fabrication techniques
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide  $428,878
Address ADELAIDE 5000 SA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37191313308
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the work of schools that successfully resettle and include refugee students by creating the social and educational conditions that enhance their resilience. The project expects to provide education sectors, schools, and refugee service providers with knowledge about how school-based policies and practices can foster refugee student resilience.
ActivityHow schools foster refugee student resilience
Delivery Area 5000 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201812 Jun 201811 Jun 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $263,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use a new vascular approach to develop a quantitative stress tolerance framework for the crop species pyrethrum, defining the risks to plant production of water, heat and frost stress. Using novel optical and x-ray technology, this project seeks to pinpoint damaging stress thresholds and combine this knowledge with crop monitoring technology in a way that will allow crop managers to avoid damaging stress events. The intended outcome is to enable the pyrethrum industry, and ultimately a diversity of crop managers, to better utilise new advances in monitoring technology to maximise the benefits of irrigation such that yields are high relative to water use and damage by stress is avoided. Immediate beneficiaries will be the pyrethrum industry, but the research will provide a model, applicable to the multitude of irrigated crops in Australia.
ActivityFinding damage thresholds in pyrethrum to optimise crop profitability
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201810 Jul 201809 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $660,683
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create an advanced micro-capsule system to be used in the manufacturing of high-performance waterborne paints on a large scale. Surface coatings seal, strengthen, and decorate the majority of surfaces in the building industry. Despite their importance, advances in paint science have only been incremental and a truly stain-resistant, robust and environmentally friendly coating has yet to be developed. This project will use polymer Janus nanoparticles to radically redesign architectural coatings, with the goal to reduce the use of non-renewable components, and increase stain-resistance and durability. This new technology will lead to less disruption for the environment, and important economic and technological benefits for Australia.
ActivityPolymer micro-capsules for stain-resistant paint
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $675,400
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and implement innovative and practical methods to improve native plant establishment within a global biodiversity hotspot. As restoration efforts worldwide are hindered by altered substrates and invasive species, the greatest challenge is to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes. The development of advanced technologies to enhance restoration success will benefit ecological communities impacted by urban expansion, agriculture and resource development, and their associated practitioners, government agencies, private landowners and primary Australian industry.
ActivityInnovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201818 Jun 201830 Jun 2023 2017-18
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Kooyong  $354,342
Address HAWTHORN 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 13628586699
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the extraction of renewable energy from new pavements constructed with low-carbon recycled demolition wastes. The proposed research will generate new knowledge on the thermo-geomechanical responses of pavements when harvesting heat energy under dynamic loads, using experimental and numerical approaches, including field trials. The outcomes and benefits will include strategic long-term collaboration with industry to develop -Geothermal Pavements-, with potential for commercial applications. The translation of this research will contribute to meeting future energy needs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and diverting demolition wastes from landfills.
ActivityHarnessing renewable energy from low-carbon geothermal pavements
Delivery Area 3122 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201812 Apr 201811 Apr 2021 2017-18
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
Tangney  $356,000
Address MURDOCH 6150 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 61616369313
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify critical habitat and dispersal corridors for mammals by applying a novel, interdisciplinary landscape genetics approach to genetic and spatial data. The project expects to generate new knowledge on the evolutionary significance of landscapes in the Pilbara that have facilitated species persistence. Expected outcomes are the incorporation of evolutionary processes into multi'species, systematic conservation planning and enhanced capacity to inform conservation and sustainable development in the Pilbara. Significant benefits include alignment of conservation approaches across industry and government stakeholders, and implementation of best-practice conservation science in a biodiversity hotspot.
ActivityBuilding resilience to change for mammals in a multi-use landscape
Delivery Area 6150 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201801 Oct 201830 Sep 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $710,000
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use a population-based method to examine the pathways of young people in, and transitioning from, out-of-home care in Western Australia. Young people in, and transitioning out of, out-of-home care experience many challenges. Care leavers, including a disproportionate number of Aboriginal young people, experience adverse outcomes across a range of domains leading to high social and economic costs for the Australian community. The findings from the population-based data, together with an in-depth understanding of their lived experiences will identify a best practice model for improving their transition from care experiences to facilitate improved outcomes.
ActivityTransitioning from out-of-home care: a longitudinal population-based study
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201830 Nov 201829 Nov 2022 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $293,380
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate conflicts and compromises arising within official schemes for commissioning Australian contemporary war art, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial (AWM). The AWM has built on its Official War Artist scheme to transform the commissioning of war art, engaging high profile contemporary artists to produce often challenging work. This project will focus on this important yet under-researched national collection of art, placing it at the centre of current discussions around contemporary art and war. The project seeks to continue to transform the AWM's curatorial approaches and build an enduring digital archive of analysis and interpretation.
ActivityArt in conflict: transforming contemporary art at Australian War Memorial
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201809 Jul 201808 Jul 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $300,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the factors driving the spectacular radiation of lizards in Australia. To date, most investigations of lizard anatomy have focused exclusively on external characteristics. This project will examine the underlying internal anatomy to investigate whether morphological innovation is associated with enhanced rates of ecological, life-history and species diversification. The project expects to shed light on the evolution of Australia's most diverse vertebrate lineage, and provide comparative data with which to interpret the lizard fossil record in Australia, and the range declines and relative extinction risks of native lizard species.
ActivityEcology, morphology and the diversification of Australian lizards
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201809 Oct 201809 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $505,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new coastal hazard early-warning system capability for Australia, to alert coastal communities, emergency managers and coastal engineers to impending storm wave damage and coastal erosion. Emergency preparedness informed by early warning is expected to significantly benefit vulnerable communities and infrastructure along Australia's coasts.
ActivityAn Australian storm wave damage and beach erosion early warning system
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Oct 201830 Sep 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $211,408
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use a strengths-based approach to examine how Aboriginal young people draw on social, cultural and personal resources to build their sexual well-being. Many Aboriginal Australians see strengths approaches as essential to addressing disadvantage. However, to date they have not been widely used to address the significant sexual health inequalities experienced by Aboriginal young people. The project will create new knowledge about -what works- in supporting the sexual well-being of Aboriginal young people, that has relevance to a broad range of disciplines beyond the area of health and well-being.
ActivityFostering Aboriginal sexual well-being by building on strengths
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Nov 201831 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $318,473
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a unique understanding of what governs antibiotic use in the health sector and how it can be governed more effectively. The project will critically assess the implementation of governance, and how regulatory and legislative environments may resonate or contrast with the demands of practice. This will support the development of strategies to improve antibiotic use and reduce resistance.
ActivityNavigating an uncertain antimicrobial future: a sociological study
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Aug 201831 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $300,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop simpler but reliable image recognition systems that can run on low-cost, small'scale platforms, for use in driver monitoring system (DMS) applications. Cheaper reliable DMS will lead to wider availability of this technology to end users and improve safety of motor vehicles. This project will develop approximate algorithmic and circuit techniques, provide training for research students and build capability in the area of approximate computing. It is also expected to lead to commercial products, licences and revenue, which will enable new job creation.
ActivityApproximate algorithms and architectures for area efficient system design
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Apr 201831 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $786,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide scientifically verified methods to avoid, intercept and redesign products that cause the most abundant type of marine plastic pollution - clothing fibres - which has increased by over 450% in 60 years. It will determine how natural and plastic fibres, clothing brands and washing machine filters, alter fibre emissions and ecological impacts. This will enable protocols to improve products and the environment, and reduce health risks that will benefit the public, government regulation and companies in designing "eco-friendly" products.
ActivityClothes, fibres and filters that reduce pollution by micro and nano debris
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201805 Dec 201804 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $542,916
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the emergence of novel forms of interactive aesthetics in contemporary performance design. It will do this through experimental application of an artistic system that reshapes concepts of set design by integrating developments for new types of collaborative interaction. This will allow Australia to capitalise on new digital opportunities that will advance the development of Australian performing and creative arts industries.
ActivityReformulating set design aesthetics via a dialogical model of interactivity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Aug 201801 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $440,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a state-of-the-art ocean weather information system for marine industries. The project will design an end-to-end solution that integrates ocean observations, operational forecasting, and data delivery. By addressing industry needs, this project will provide a rapid pathway from research to economic benefit.
ActivityAn end-to-end ocean weather information system for the blue economy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201805 Sep 201804 Sep 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $405,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop methodologies to identify thin markets in the public service sector. Thin markets, where there are a low number of buyers or low number of sellers, are a major risk for governments utilising a personalised approach to service delivery. This project will develop new methodologies for identifying thin markets and determine ways emerging markets can be stewarded to better achieve their aims.
ActivityStewarding thin markets: improving public sector market effectiveness
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201817 Oct 201816 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $416,287
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a simple method for creating complex, multiple-cell-type three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures for in-vitro cell based assays. Using 3D printing technology, this project will develop a versatile polymer system, made from entirely commercially available components, that gels upon printing and has functionality to assist cells in adhering, growing and migrating. The 3D printing of multiple cell types will provide biological scientists with more realistic in-vitro cell assays to those found in-vivo. Applications of the research are in cell biology, studying diseases and developing new drugs.
ActivityBioinks for the 3D printing of cells made from off-the-shelf components
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Lindsay  $369,960
Address RICHMOND 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 53014069881
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the experiences and concerns of cancer survivors and carers within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities. This vulnerable population reports higher rates of cancer related distress and dissatisfaction with care than the general population. This project will examine the perspectives of cancer survivors, their carers, and professional stakeholders, to inform targeted patient and carer resources, and recommendations for cancer care and policy.
ActivityLGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care
Delivery Area 2753 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201823 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $404,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess the vulnerability of freshwater ecosystems to extended droughts in a variable and changing climate. Governments around the world are investing in the restoration of regulated river systems with environmental water. However, the risks of climate change for environmental water management are seldom considered. This project will model the change in environmental and consumptive water use during extended dry periods, and couple this to models of ecological dynamics and failure thresholds. This will improve the success of Australia's major environmental water programs in sustaining benefits through future multi-year droughts.
ActivityVulnerabilities for environmental water outcomes in a changing climate
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201821 Sep 201820 Sep 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $240,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve sugar production and electricity cogeneration capabilities in the sugar industry by utilising novel control ideas for boiler units. In the sugar industry, sugarcane residue is used as biofuel for boiler units. Boilers use steam to crystallise sugar and generate electricity. However, variable steam demand and poor fuel consistency severely hinder production. The project aims to improve safe operation of boilers, reduce downtime, and maximise electricity generated to the grid. This will provide significant benefits to sugar manufacturing and, more broadly, biofuel energy generation in Australia.
ActivityControl strategies for Bagasse-fuelled boiler units
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201809 Apr 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $202,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel athletic shoe that can reduce harmful knee loads during sport in adolescent girls and young women. As girls reach puberty, they become less able to control the movement patterns of their knees and lower limbs - particularly in high-demand tasks like jumping. The project will develop a new ASICS shoe that will be -field-tested- during sporting activity with high ACL injury risk (netball) to evaluate its effect on tibial shock (in-field surrogate measure of knee load) and player comfort compared to a conventional shoe. Expected outcomes include reduced healthcare costs associated with the treatment of serious knee injury, including surgical reconstruction and early-onset knee osteoarthritis.
ActivityAthletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201812 Sep 201811 Sep 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $555,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a greater understanding of the link between inhaler device components and the dry powder formulation within. From this understanding, the project aims to develop a hybrid model for the design and manufacture of dry powder inhalers with improved aerosol deposition performances as well as an enhanced capacity to predict formulation performance. The long term benefits will be improved delivery efficiency and shorter development times, leading to reduced manufacturing costs.
ActivitySmart hybrid system for the formulation and design of dry powder inhalers
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $673,460
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop quantitative metabolic imaging using simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). The current generation of MR-PET scanners are capable of simultaneously acquiring MRI and PET data to enable quantitative anatomical, physiological and metabolic imaging. The project aims to develop new MRI methods for quantitative anatomical mapping, MR-based motion correction of dynamic PET scan data, and joint estimation of physiological and metabolic organ activity. These advances will create innovative imaging technologies for advanced biomedical imaging research with a particular emphasis in healthy ageing.
ActivityIntegrative brain imaging technologies
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201817 Jan 201917 Jan 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Cunningham  $334,000
Address WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 61060567686
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to test the effect of dietary carotenoids on an extensive range of fitness-determining traits in the endangered southern corroboree frog. Unprecedented rates of species extinction have been reported for all vertebrates, with amphibians most severely affected. Captive breeding programs play a key role in amphibian conservation, yet there is a lack of knowledge regarding the nutritional requirements of threatened species. Manipulating captive nutrition is a cost-effective action that will permit recovery teams to more efficiently implement conservation actions. The findings will be of major benefit to amphibian conservation globally.
ActivityNutritional requirements of the critically endangered corroboree frog
Delivery Area 2522 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201815 Aug 201814 Aug 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $228,900
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative approach for improving Road Network Operations (RNO) under non-recurrent events through analysis of big data and images. The outcomes of this project can not only improve the mobility of people, but also provide improved safety outcomes for all users of the transport network. It will help optimise traffic control strategies and traffic designs, reduce the maintenance cost for road infrastructure and improve quality of life.
ActivityImproving road network operations under non-recurrent events
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201803 Sep 201802 Sep 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $401,629
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the threats posed by deer to the unique sensitive environments in Tasmania, especially in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It will analyse the current and potential distribution of deer in Tasmania, describe their impacts on vegetation, and test how those impacts on vegetation interact with fire. The project will use data to develop options for management of deer to limit their environmental impacts, and to prevent future damage to sensitive environments. This will provide environmental and economic benefits by safeguarding ecosystems of high value.
ActivityProtecting the Tasmanian wilderness from an expanding deer population
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201817 Oct 201816 Oct 2021 2017-18
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $343,932
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop strategies to assist major Australian libraries to enhance their library collections of histories of Australia as a multicultural nation. The project will develop a new methodology for evaluating multicultural collections, and new policies and strategies to develop and provide access to these collections. Benefits will include enhanced understanding of Australia's history and heritage, and Australia's identity as a multicultural nation.
ActivityMulticultural Australia in national and state libraries
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201816 Mar 201815 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $540,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop microwave photonic processors with increased bandwidth and unprecedented radio frequency signal processing. The new technology will enhance radar systems and electronic-warfare capabilities, and allow more flexible delivery of bandwidth for mobile communication systems. Benefits for Australian end-users and industry include improved surveillance for defence and revenue growth in companies working with the Australian defence forces.
ActivityIntegration of broadband microwave photonic frequency convertors
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201822 Jun 201821 Jun 2021 2017-18
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Swan  $317,000
Address BENTLEY 6102 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 99143842569
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a greater understanding of migrants and the factors that predict poor health outcomes related to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. The delayed access by migrants to healthcare from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds results in late diagnosis, low treatment uptake, and poorer health outcomes, with enhanced risk of infection and increased burden on the health system. The data collected in this project will assist in developing health services to meet these needs.
ActivityReducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples
Delivery Area 6102 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201831 Aug 201831 Aug 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Sydney  $636,000
Address SYDNEY 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15211513464
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the underlying mechanisms behind the physical and chemical breakdown of ammonium nitrate based emulsion explosives used for mining in geothermally active regions. It will apply this knowledge to develop a new class of high temperature- and pressure- resistant emulsion explosives. The resulting technology will be used in the safe and efficient mining of precious mineral deposits, such as gold, in geothermally active regions worldwide. The project will benefit the Australian mining industry by allowing mining of resources at deep levels, creating more jobs and increasing Australia's export earnings.
ActivityEmulsion explosives for rock blasting in extreme geothermal environments
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201805 Feb 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $215,480
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeFollowing alarming declines in science participation and performance at school and beyond, this project aims to harnesses educational psychology, physiological psychology, and neuro-psychology, to develop -new generation- advances in science motivation and engagement. Building on latest developments in mobile data capture in psychology, the project will identify key elements of student motivation and engagement associated with outcomes in school-based scientific disciplines. With a comprehensive understanding of motivation and engagement, effective intervention to boost outcomes is possible. Enhancing the motivation and engagement that underpins research and innovation in society can enhance a nation's competitiveness and optimise students- potential.
ActivityNew generation psychology advances in science motivation and engagement
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $159,916
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to introduce an advanced solution processing and printing technique for organic light emitting diode (OLED) fabrication based on a set of innovative macromolecular chemistries. These proceed either photochemically or thermally, exploiting precision macromolecular designs of the polymer precursor materials, which contain advanced emitter systems developed by Cynora. Solution fabrication of OLED is a challenging, yet ultimately powerful, process with key advantages over current vacuum processing systems, especially with regard to production flexibility, cost and OLED size. The project will provide a functioning technology platform for solution OLED fabrication.
ActivityHigh performance inks for solution based organic light emitting diodes manufacturing
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201829 Jan 201828 Jan 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $345,465
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate rapid development of new, high-yielding wheat varieties with appropriate disease resistance. An emerging challenge in wheat breeding is how to stack desirable alleles for disease resistance, drought, and end-use quality into new varieties with high yielding backgrounds in the shortest time. As the number of known desirable alleles for these traits increases, the number of possible crossing combinations that need to be considered increases. This project aims to use evolutionary computing with speed breeding and genomic selection, in the partners breeding program, to address this challenge. Potential outcomes will lead to more profitable wheat varieties for Australian growers, and expanded exports to high value markets that require quality grain.
ActivityFastStack - evolutionary computing to stack desirable alleles in wheat
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201813 Sep 201812 Sep 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $315,379
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a fundamental model of the complex, non'steady state flow behaviour in anaerobic lagoons. The project will develop new operating procedures and designs for large municipal, industrial and agricultural anaerobic lagoons. This will improve the efficiency of anaerobic digestion and reduce wastewater treatment costs, as well as increase renewable and sustainable biogas production. The intended outcome is a validated 3D model that captures the physical and biological complexities of anaerobic lagoons. This will impact the design and operation of partner organisation lagoons, reducing capital and operating costs and improving biogas production.
ActivityBiosolid flow, separation and activity in anaerobic lagoons
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201830 Apr 201829 Apr 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $0
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel proteins that can convert biochemical cues into electronic signals. Using protein engineering, this project will produce redox protein-based OFF switches. The project expects that the use of the OFF'switches (as opposed to ON switches) will simplify biosensor design and create a new class of sensory architectures. Integration of OFF'switch-based biosensors with an enzymatic signal amplification circuit is expected to yield ultrasensitive sensory systems with near-real-time response. The project will address a need for new technologies that enable collection of physiological and environmental information rapidly, and at low cost outside of the specialised laboratories.
ActivityUltrasensitive electrochemical biosensors
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201801 Jan 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $247,239
Address THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will determine the prevalence and diversity of established, emerging and novel canine vector-borne agents and endoparasites in a tropical setting by using conventional and next generation molecular diagnostic tools. It will fill an important gap by providing independently-verified evidence on how well canine anti-parasitic products marketed in Australia and Asia by Bayer Animal Health, perform in high-infection pressure settings, as a chemo-preventative for these disease agents. Tropical regions spanning northern Australia and Southern Asia are highly conducive to a plethora of canine vector-borne and parasitic pathogens that cause significant morbidity and mortality in dogs. Many of these agents also pose a risk to public health. The outcomes will be directly translated to best-practice guidelines for the advancement of companion animal (and indirectly human) health and welfare.
ActivityChemo-prevention of tropical canine parasitoses and vector-borne diseases
Delivery Area 3010 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201815 Mar 201814 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $880,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a robust time scale for the known aboriginal rock art sequence in the Kimberley, Western Australia (WA). The project will use new knowledge of complex processes on sandstone surfaces across the north Kimberley, and an innovative combination of four scientific dating methods developed through our earlier work. The project expects to provide a well-dated sequence for Kimberley rock art based on replication of results, confirmation across different methods, and a large interdisciplinary data set. The project will allow rigorous analysis of the relationship between dating results and rock art styles that has not previously been possible, and give new insights into Australia's deep indigenous heritage. This will have a significant impact for future efforts in rock art conservation, and lay a foundation for cultural tourism, with important benefits for the local economy and health of regional indigenous communities.
ActivityDating the aboriginal rock art sequence of the Kimberley in north west Australia
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201826 Apr 201825 Apr 2022 2017-18
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $645,000
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the extent that animals influence fire regimes through effects on fuel load and characteristics. Minimising the risk of large, severe bushfires, while conserving native species is one of the greatest challenges facing managers of fire-prone ecosystems globally. Using a powerful combination of landscape'scale field observations, experimental manipulations of animal densities, and modelling, the project expects to quantify interactions between animals, bushfire fuel and fire regimes in south eastern Australian forests, woodlands and scrublands. This evidence should benefit the design of integrated, efficient, and complementary strategies for fire and fauna management in Australia's extensive fire-prone ecosystems.
ActivityFauna, fuel and fire: effects of animals on bushfire risk
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201809 Apr 201808 Apr 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Sydney  $300,000
Address BROADWAY 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 77257686961
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative data sharing system, with a mathematically provable privacy guarantee, in a cloud environment. This will be adopted by Australian Education Management Group's (AEMG) cloud campus to exchange data in a restricted privacy manner between partner institutions. It will be commercialised as a middleware that can be plugged into existing cloud environments to maintain required privacy even when the cloud crosses various jurisdictions with different privacy policies. The outcomes will benefit educational organisations, and lay the foundations for data sharing in other communities such as the government, banks, and other industries in Australia.
ActivityA provable privacy-preserving data sharing system for the cloud environment
Delivery Area 2007 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Curtin  $490,000
Address CRAWLEY 6009 WA AUSTRALIA ABN: 37882817280
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop high quality mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) materials with lower defect density and lower background doping levels. This will enable future, high-performance, lower-cost infrared sensors with the unique features of higher yield, larger array size and higher operating temperature.-The project will generate new science and technologies on defect engineering in the epitaxial growth of semiconducting HgCdTe on cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe) substrates. This will contribute to the development of core Australian industry sectors such as defence, environmental monitoring, medical imaging, earth remote sensing, mining, and oil and gas.
ActivityDefect engineering in molecular beam epitaxy-grown mercury cadmium telluride
Delivery Area 6009 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
03 Oct 201720 Feb 201816 Feb 201815 Feb 2021 2017-18