Successful ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Facilities grants 2012

Project: GNOSIS-J: completing the revolutionary OH suppression spectrograph

Lead Chief Investigator: Prof Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn

The GNOSIS-J project brings together leading Australian astronomers to make use of recent technological advances in photonics - a key strength of Australian research and industry - to provide a dramatic improvement in observational sensitivity at near-infrared wavelengths. This will allow new observations of the deep universe.


Partner(s): Australian Astronomical Observatory, Macquarie University

Project: An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research

Lead Chief Investigator: Prof Paul J Keall

Leading radiation scientists developing innovative methods and devices for treating cancer patients will collaborate in future research using this highly adaptable linear accelerator for medical radiation research. Innovations in tumour targeting, better patient safety, new medical devices and improved cancer outcomes are expected.


Partner(s): Liverpool Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong

Project: Joint processing facility for the production of far-from-equilibrium alloy structures

Lead Chief Investigator: A/Prof Xiaozhou Liao

One of today's research frontiers is to design materials with tailored physical, chemical and mechanical properties which would be suitable for new uses. Equipment for melt spinning and high-pressure torsion will be used to process materials to achieve novel microstructures. These will pave the way to new types of advanced materials for future applications in lightweight transport, energy technologies and biomaterials.


Partner(s): University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong

Project: A flexible high throughput analytical system for psychopharmacology and drug discovery

Lead Chief Investigator: Prof Iain S McGregor

A sensitive new liquid chromatography mass spectrometer will enable a team of leading researchers to detect drugs of abuse and therapeutic drugs in the brain and body as well as levels of hormones, peptides and neurotransmitters. This will enhance a large number of projects examining new treatments for addictive disorders and mental illness.


Partner(s): University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong