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Congratulations to everyone who has received funding for 2015.  Read more.



Professor Cameron Kepert has been awarded the Burrows Award, presented following his delivery of the Burrows Lecture at the RACI National Congress in Adelaide. The Award is presented by the Inorganic Division of the RACI and commemorates George Joseph Burrows (1888-1950). Burrows was appointed to the staff of the University of Sydney in 1919 and made important contributions to coordination chemistry during the following 21 years, especially in the field of metal-tertiary arsine complexes. The Award is based on consideration of the candidate’s scientific work published in the past 10 years, together with other evidence of his or her standing in the international community.

Professor Richard Payne has been awarded the 2015 Leo Dintenfass Memorial Award for Excellence in Research by The Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation for his research entitled “Automated purification platform for accelerated tuberculosis drug discovery”.  Awarded to applications judged by the Directors of the Foundation to be the most interesting or innovative of the year.  Professor Payne has also been awarded a Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant. Read more.

Professor Richard Payne has been awarded the 2014 Edgeworth David Medal by the Royal Society of NSW. He will receive the medal during 2015.  Read more.
Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship to characterise the interactions between colloidal nanorods and their self-assembly in the presence of interfaces and directional interactions. While nanoparticles can currently be made in a staggering array of shapes, patterns and materials, organising such objects into extended structures that could revolutionise technology remains a challenge. The goal of the project is a robust strategy for making monolayer films of rods aligned perpendicular to a variety of interfaces for the fabrication of solar cells, microfiltration membranes and biosensors.
Congratulations to Richard Payne and Adam Bridgeman who have both been promoted to Professor.  Further congratulations to Chiara Neto who has been promoted to Associate Professor. Well done!