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raap19 June 2017 Introducing the IDEAL Hub’s 5 RAAP students Yulong (Alex) Sun, Morgan Philp, Amani Alghalayini, Yinghui (Yvonne) Chen and Hao He. Each student is involved in an industry led research project and we look forward to bringing you updates of the student’s projects . What is RAAP ? To help to develop the State’s research and development capacity, the NSW  Government via the NSW Chief Scientist’s office provides funds. The IDEAL Hub successfully applied for funds to support the involvement of five PhD students in the IDEAL Hub. This program is called RAAP  – Research Attraction and Acceleration Program.

6 June 2017  Young UTS ARC IDEAL Hub researcher wins Amplify Ignite Award


Having done her PhD at ANU, Dr Noushin Nasiri has been working at UTS in the ARC funded IDEAL Research Hub with Professor Dayong Jin since the start of 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, where she is working with industry partners developing a nanosensor to be applied in the early detection of diseases using human breath and/or saliva. Her initial PhD research revealed that when diseased, the biochemistry of the human body changes. This change can be detected in the breath or saliva and can be harnessed as an effective medical tool in place of current practices. See story: Young UTS ARC IDEAL Hub researcher wins Amplify Ignite award


MTP connect at UTSMay 17


10th May 2017 Dr Elizabeth Stares and Dr Alfredo Martinez-Coll, General Manager of Stakeholder Engagement from MTP Connect visited the IDEAL Hub. (pictured with David Beins, Research and Innovation Office UTS and IDEAL HubDirector Pro Dayong Jin)


anil8th May 2017 Prof Anil Prabhakar was a visiting fellow to the IDEAL Hub at UTS during May 2017 as part of the UTS Key Technology Partner (KTP) program. Anil is from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras – which is considered one of the best research institutes in India. His research career aligns with Jin’s  research with a focus on micro and optical fluidics and has a working microfluidics flow cytometry for cattle sperm selection : Prof Prabhakar visited UTS and Uni SA to explore possible areas of collaboration.

3rd May 2017 Gathering at UTS of the 20 plus members of the ARC IDEAL Hub’s 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.may 3 1


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May 2nd 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.


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31st March 2017 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.ggg

Fiona Cameron visit the IDEAL Hub March 2017


24 March 2017 Dr Fiona Cameron, Senior Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council tours the IDEAL Hub at UTS.  Pictured with Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin in the lab.



24 February 2017 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.

1 February 2017 Arthur Sinodinos on his vision for his new portfolio as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.

file-29 February 2017 First meeting of the 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.


news-events_jin-igor 17 November 2016 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.

9 August 2016 Harnessing light for a healthcare revolution

9 May 2016 UTS Science to lead Australia’s first biomedical devices hub

6 May 2016 Solving real world problems through $3.7 million ARC boost