School Researchers Successful in Latest Round of ARC grants

7 November 2012

Yesterday the ARC announced outcomes for a number of its 2013 grant schemes. The School had a number of successful applicants:

ARC Discovery Projects

  • John Daniels and Julia Glaum – Electro-mechanics of natural load-bearing materials: understanding mechanisms of toughening remodelling, and self-healing, $360,000
  • Rita Khanna and Veena Sahajwalla et al. – Direct reduction of mixed oxides at lower temperatures: a novel approach to produce lightweight ferrous alloys, $345,000
  • David Young and Jianqiang Zhang et al. – Heat-resisting iron-nickel base alloys in challenging new applications: oxygen permeabilities and resistance to internal oxidation, $460,000


  • Chengfan Gu (mentors: Michael Ferry and Mark Hoffman) – Design of alloys over multiple grain scales for improving fatigue performance, $375,000

ARC LIEF grants

  • Michael Ferry, Paul Munroe, Mark Hoffman et al. – Thermal and mechanical simulation laboratory for light metals, $390,000
  • Sean Li, Aibing Yu, Veena Sahajwalla, Danyang Wang et al. – Spin-polarized tunnelling microscope: a critical instrument for expanding the functionality of state-of-the-art oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system, $340,000
  • Nagy Valanoor, Paul Munroe and Jan Seidel et al. – A multiscale electrochemical, magnetoelectric and electrochemical characterisation facility for advanced materials and devices, $200,000

Well done to all these researchers