Successful ARC Discovery Projects commencing in 2012

Lead Chief Investigator Project Total funding
Prof Anders Ahlqvist
Arts and Social Sciences
Medieval Irish law texts: scholarly, legal and social development $30,000
A/Prof David M Alais
Science
Temporal synchrony as a binding cue between the senses $381,000
Prof Warwick H Anderson
Arts and Social Sciences
Disease and the modern self: becoming autoimmune $145,000
Prof Sally M Andrews
Science
Cracking the code for skilled reading: the role of lexical quality in word and sentence reading $205,000
Dr Daniel C Anlezark
Arts and Social Sciences
Anglo-Saxon literary patronage: origins and development $110,000
Prof Patricia F Apps
Sydney Law School
Growing inequality in incomes and wealth and the taxation of capital income:  an economic and legal analysis $282,000
Em/Prof Geoffrey W Barton
Science
A coupled finite volume method for viscoelastic flow problems on highly-skewed unstructured meshes: a computational rheology revolution $420,000
A/Prof James K Beattie
Science
On-water catalysis for green chemistry $360,000
A/Prof Eugenio E Benitez
Arts and Social Science
Plato's myth voice: the identification and interpretation of 'inspired speech' in plato $292,000
Prof Joss Bland-Hawthorn
Science
Galactic Archaeology: a new probe of the cold dark matter paradigm $330,000
Prof Philip Bohle
Health Sciences
Precarious employment and health: new knowledge, new solutions $345,000
Prof Philip Bohle
Health Sciences
Workplace death: assessing and improving institutional responses to the needs of surviving families $356,430
Prof Richard H Bryan
Arts and Social Sciences
New social foundations of money $725,792
Prof Maria Byrne
Science
Heads or tails - which did echinoderms lose in the evolution of radial symmetry? $340,000
Dr Densil A Cabrera
Architecture, Design and Planning
Stage acoustical quality in auditoria: measurement, simulation, prediction and design $197,000
A/Prof Julie M Cairney
Science
Understanding grain boundary segregation - a route to developing new advanced engineering materials $340,000
Prof Hak-Kim Chan
Pharmacy
Production of nano-composite particles for inhalational delivery of combination drugs $320,000
A/Prof Min Chen
Science
The role of chlorophyll f in photosynthesis $520,000
Dr Florica C Cirstea
Science
Analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations describing singular phenomena $90,000
Prof Colin W Clifford
Science
Gaze perception and adaptation $284,000
Prof Mark Colyvan
Arts and Social Sciences
Mathematical notation: a philosophical account $150,000
Dr Rae C Cooper
Business School
Flexibility for working parents in the 'hybrid' fair work system $214,879
A/Prof Kevin M Downard
Science
Predicting the evolution of the influenza virus on mass $275,000
A/Prof Itai Einav
Engineering and IT
The micro-mechanical origins of creep in granular materials $350,000
A/Prof Michele T Ford
Arts and Social Sciences
The re-emergence of political labour in Indonesia $196,476
Prof Gerard M Goggin
Arts and Social Sciences
Moving media: mobile internet and new policy modes $243,000
Prof David S Goodman
Arts and Social Sciences
Reinterpreting the Sino-Japanese war: north China base areas 1939-1940 $772,000
A/Prof Georg Gottwald
Science
Extracting macroscopic variables and their dynamics in multiscale systems with metastable states $270,000
Dr Irina M Harris
Science
Ensemble coding of complex visual stimuli $210,000
Prof Brian S Haynes
Science
On the mechanism of boiling instability in microchannels $335,000
Prof David A Hensher
Business School
Valuation of service reliability and crowding under risk and uncertainty: neglected drivers of demand for public transport $210,000
A/Prof Andrew J Holmes
Science
Determinants of substrate preferences and environmental applications of the copper membrane monooxygenases $315,000
A/Prof Kirsten Howard
Sydney Medical School
Modelling community preferences for health policy: how choice experiments can inform the organisation of acute health services for older Australians $172,197
Dr Kurt J Iveson
Science
The politics of location: location-aware mobile media and urban governance $94,879
Dr Jennene (Jay) L Johnston
Arts and Social Sciences
The function of images in magical papyri and artefacts of ritual power from Late Antiquity $164,000
Prof Stewart Jones
Business School
The predictive, behavioural and economic forecasting performance of alternative credit risk and bankruptcy models: a global study $180,000
Prof Cameron J Kepert
Science
Advanced functional properties in metal-organic frameworks $420,000
Dr Boris T Kuhlmey
Science
Drawn metamaterials: scalable nanofabrication for optical components of the future $494,587
Prof Gustav I Lehrer
Science
Quantised algebras, supersymmetry and invariant theory $325,000
A/Prof Yonghui Li
Engineering and IT
Gigabit wireless multiple access at E-band $330,000
A/Prof Xiaozhou Liao
Engineering and IT
Interactions between linear and interfacial crystalline defects and their impact on mechanical properties in nanostructured metals and alloys $300,000
Dr Zihuai Lin
Engineering and IT
Design of rateless network coded future wireless cellular systems $330,000
Dr Evan J Livesey
Science
Unpacking the effects of stimulus exposure in human learning $139,000
Em/Prof Roy M MacLeod
Arts and Social Sciences
The Mineral factor: strategic minerals, imperial resources and global politics (1895-1995) $145,000
Prof Joel P Mackay
Science
The regulation of gene expression by post-translational modification of transcription factors $515,000
Prof Joel P Mackay
Science
Functional analysis of nucleic acid binding protein that is essential for mammalian development $458,000
Prof Roger S Magnusson
Sydney Law School
Evidence-informed legal strategies for preventing cancer, heart disease and diabetes: what can Australia learn from the United States? $212,000
Prof Yiu-Wing Mai
Engineering and IT
Toughening thermosets by highly ordered nanostructures $345,000
Dr Guoqiang Mao
Engineering and IT
Large-scale highly dynamic wireless networks: architecture and communication strategies design $300,000
Prof Dr Thomas Maschmeyer
Science
Renewable solar hydrogen generated from waste streams $250,000
Prof Alexander B McBratney
Agriculture and Environment
Global space-time soil carbon assessment $280,000
Dr Dane R McCamey
Science
Electrical spin resonance detection techniques for nanotechnology applications $800,000
Prof Steven R Meikle
Health Sciences
Advanced computational algorithms for brain imaging studies of freely moving animals $287,000
Prof Margaret C Miller
Arts and Social Sciences
Settlement sustainability and societal change in the ancient Mediterranean: the case of Zagora $450,000
Dr Fiona Morrison
Arts and Social Sciences
Christina Stead in America $105,000
Dr Dominic Murphy
Science
The structure and function of self-representation $122,000
Prof Kathryn N North
Sydney Medical School
Molecular dissection of the functional regions of genes that encode actinins (ACTN2 and ACTN3) and their contribution to normal  variation in skeletal muscle function $300,000
Prof Benjamin P Oldroyd
Science
Genes in conflict in the social insects $199,000
Prof Robert Park
Agriculture and Environment
Starting closer to home: disease control and the nonhost resistance paradigm in plants $295,000
Prof John C Patterson
Engineering and IT
Flow and transport in the nearshore regions of lakes and reservoirs $410,000
Dr Richard J Payne
Science
New methods for the chemical synthesis of a library of glycopeptide-based tri-component cancer vaccines $420,000
Prof Dr Murray Print
Education and Social Work
National educational goals, schools and building democratic citizens for the future $160,000
Dr Kane D Race
Arts and Social Sciences
Changing spaces of HIV prevention: a cultural analysis of transformations in sexual sociability $130,000
Prof Jeffrey R Reimers
Science
One-dimensional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional nanostructures for electronics and computing applications $600,000
A/Prof Louis M Rendina
Sciences
New frontiers in the therapeutic application of gadolinium $390,000
A/Prof David Rolph
Sydney Law School
Judicial perceptions of the media: a thematic analysis $106,000
A/Prof Penelope A Russell
Arts and Social Sciences
Empires of honour: violence and virtue in colonial societies, 1750-1850 $93,000
Prof Marek Rutkowski
Science
Multi-person stochastic games with idiosyncratic information flows $350,000
A/Prof Ben Saul
Sydney Law School
Terrorism and the international law of armed conflict $195,000
Prof David Schlosberg
Arts and Social Sciences
Rethinking climate justice in an age of adaptation: capabilities, local variation, and public deliberation $250,000
A/Prof Timothy Schmidt
Science
Double resonance spectroscopy for astrochemistry $360,000
A/Prof Frank Seebacher
Science
Does physiological plasticity of individuals render populations resilient to climate change? $370,000
Prof Ann Louise Sharpe The role of threat expectancy and attentional bias modification in promoting attentional capture and disengagement in acute experimental pain $185,000
Dr Kym M Sheehan
Sydney Law School
The role of proxy and governance advisers in corporate governance $125,000
Dr Penelope M Smith
Science
Nutrient transfer across symbiotic membranes in soybean $340,000
Prof Roland Stocker
Sydney Medical School
Heme oxygenase integrates cellular responses to oxygen stress $360,000
Prof Peter R Stopher
Business School
Travel time budget analysis from multi-day and multi-year data $333,545
Dr Margaret Sunde
Science
Breaching the defences: the role of hydrophobin protein monolayers in rice blast fungal infections $290,000
Prof Michael V Swain
Dentistry
Nano-mechanical and nano-structural investigation of dentine: unravelling a novel nano-scale regulator of high durability of mineralised tissues $370,000
Prof Patrick P Tam
Sydney Medical School
A molecular paradigm of organ formation during embryonic development: the role of RhoGTPase $300,000
Prof Michael B Thompson
Science
The link between the angiogenesis of live birth and cancer: a lizard model $550,000
Dr Matthew H Todd
Science
Charting intercellular space $348,000
Dr Daniela Traini
Pharmacy
Treating tuberculosis: targeted delivery of multidrug nano-suspensions $325,000
Prof Jill Trewhella
Science
Molecular foundations for essential fine tuning of regulatory signals in healthy heart function $315,000
A/Prof Nick R Wailes
Business School
New technology and talent acquisition in Australian professional services firms $193,000
Prof Gregory G Warr
Science
Co-oligomer amphiphiles for novel living and fixed nanomaterials $410,000
Prof Anthony S Weiss
Science
Versatile elastin based hybrid hydrogels for chondrocyte transplantation and repair $280,000
Prof Leanne M Williams
Sydney Medical School
Understanding the emotional brain in risk for depression $286,950
A/Prof Paul M Young
Pharmacy
Multi-drug dry powder inhalation systems for the effective treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease $355,000