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Ben Eggleton named as new ARC Australian Laureate Fellow



6 August 2012

Professor Ben Eggleton from CUDOS is among 3 Faculty of Science researchers who have been funded by the ARC as Australian Laureate Fellows, announced on 30 July by Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science & Research

Professor Ben Eggleton, from the School of Physics, Professor Nalini Joshi, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and Professor Rick Shine, from the School of Biological Sciences, have each been chosen as Australian Laureate Fellows in recognition of their outstanding research.

Professor Ben Eggleton, from the School of Physics, has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.
Professor Ben Eggleton, from the School of Physics, has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.

The three new Australian Laureate Fellows will receive funding over the next five years to carry out specific projects, with the fellowships designed to support excellence in research by rewarding and retaining world-class research leaders in Australia.

"The Faculty of Science congratulates Professor Ben Eggleton, Professor Nalini Joshi and Professor Rick Shine for this wonderful achievement. That we have three of the seventeen new Australian Laureate Fellows selected from across Australia in 2012, is a real testament to the research excellence we foster here across the different disciplines within the Faculty," said Professor Trevor Hambley, Dean of the Faculty of Science.

"From Professor Eggleton's optical photonics work for use in signal processing applications which is aimed at radically improving radar, communications and sensing technology, to Professor Joshi's new non-linear mathematical models which will be used across the sciences to solve diverse problems such as analysing ocean waves, animals dispersing or black hole interactions, to Professor Shine's work on the evolutionary responses stimulated by cane toad invasion, all three projects will have huge impacts and build on the exceptional body of science these three researchers have already generated."

Ben Eggleton will receive $2.91 million over five years to work on 'Nonlinear optical phononics: harnessing sound and light in nonlinear nanoscale circuits'. This project will open a new field of physics by building the first integration platform in which light and sound interact in nonlinear nanoscale circuits. This interaction will be harnessed for new signal processing applications, leading to dramatic improvements in microwave technologies for radar, communications and sensing at the nanoscale.

See the full list of new ARC Australian Laureate Fellows at: www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/laureate/laureate_outcomes.htm


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