IDEAL Annual Meeting 2017

Gathering at UTS of the 20 plus members of the ARC IDEAL Hub with presentations by one of our Industry Partner’s Minomic and sessions on potential research projects and data management. Pictures are Associate Professor Shanlin Fu CI UTS, Dr Craig Priest CI from Uni SA, Hub Deputy Director Prof Emily Hilder from Uni SA, CI Professor David Lancaster from Uni SA and CI Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich from UTS.

2 May 2017

From the University of Sydney, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Prof Fariba Dehghani, Director of ARC Food Processing Training Centre, Director of Bioengineering Research and Dr Rona Chandrawati ARC DECRA Fellow, Director of the Nanotechnology for Food and Medicine Laboratory visited the IDEAL Hub Lab. Pictured with Hub Director Dayong Jin and KTP visiting fellow, Prof Anil Prabhakar.


Super Dots put young Australian Scientist in running for APEC Science Prize 

Super Dots put young Australian Scientist in running for APEC Science Prize  ARC IDEAL Reserach Hub Director Professor Dayong Jin will represent Australia in the US$25,000 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE), for his work in optoelectronic engineering. The ASPIRE prize is run by the Australian Academy of Science, with support from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It recognises scientists under the age of 40 who are working in APEC economies and who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists across other APEC economies.

A visit from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China

We were pleased to host a visit from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China.  The visitors were Dr. Tao Tang, Vice President for Research, Chair Professor in Mathematics, Dr. Shuanghua Yang, Associate Dean of Graduate School, Chair Professor in Computer Science and Dr. Shiquan Wang (Roderick Wong), Visiting Professor in Mathematics.

ARC Tour of UTS Facilities

Dr Fiona Cameron, Senior Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council  tours the ARC IDEAL Research Hub at UTS. Pictured with Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin, ARC IDEAL Research Hub Director in the lab.


New Nanoparticle Discovery to Aid Super-Resolution Imaging

Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin was lead researcher on this project: New Nanoparticle Discovery to Aid Super-Resolution Imaging  which was published in Nature this week.

First Steering Committee Meeting

First meeting of the ARC IDEAL Research Hub Steering Committee at University of South Australia. The IDEAL Research Hub aims to enable rapid, time-critical detection of low-abundance molecular and cellular analytes with resulting technologies used at medical points of care, ordinary workplaces and centres of activity to test for tiny levels of targeted molecules. The initial focus is early diagnosis of disease and point-of-care drug testing, but the technology platform could be used to sample food and environmental toxins. The Hub expects these disruptive technologies to make Australian biotechnology, diagnostics, veterinary, agribusiness and manufacturing firms globally competitive.

The key to the success of the Hub is the collaboration between Hub partners – two universities and four industry partners. The strong commitment from our industry parties is reflected in their high level of involvement with the establishment of the Hub which has included attending four establishment and planning workshops. The Hub partners have in-principal agreement on how the Hub will operate.


UTS researchers honoured for excellence in engineering science and physics

Professor Dayong Jin has been recognised as a world leader in his field by the Australian Academy of Science with the  which awarded him the 2017 John Booker Medal and Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich has been awarded the 2017 Pawsey Medal for his breakthrough research aiding the development of quantum communication systems.

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