Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison congratulated the successful recipients and said this success was further recognition of the University of Sydney’s outstanding research record.
“I am delighted to see colleagues from a diverse range of disciplines across the University being supported to undertake research that will have significant benefits for our community – whether it be by helping us better understand Indigenous cultures, improving the health and wellbeing of Australians, contributing to the conservation of our natural environment and more,” he said.
The Linkage projects program supports academics to work with government and industry partners to tackle complex problems and fast-track solutions to benefit end-users.
Five University of Sydney-led projects were awarded funding in this round, including:
Further details of successful grant recipients and projects are listed on the ARC website.
The Discovery projects scheme provides grant funding to support research projects that may be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.
University of Sydney-led projects awarded funding are listed below. Further details of successful grant recipients and projects are available on the ARC website.
|Professor Adrian Vickers; Professor Yixu Lu; Associate Professor Rebecca Suter; Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson; Dr Cat Moir; Dr Sonia Wilson; Dr Josh Stenberg; Associate Professor Giorgia Alù||Opening Australia's Multilingual Archive||$949,564|
|Professor Brent Kaiser; Professor Dabing Zhang; Dr Chandrika Deshpande; Dr Kanwarpal Dhugga; Dr Nijat Imin||How do plant roots align nitrogen uptake to soil opportunities?||$621,878|
|Professor Peter Lay; Professor Georges Grau||Metal Virulence and Therapeutic Factors in Pathogen Bioinorganic Chemistry||$600,000|
|Professor Alison Betts; Professor Lloyd Weeks; Dr Kunlong Chen; Professor Jianjun Mei||Bronzes of Xinjiang: technology, society and power on the road to China||$596,789|
|Professor Justin Harris; Professor Mark Bouton||Extinction of conditioned responding: Learning from the evidence of absence||$590,356|
|Associate Professor Anthony Cesare; Professor Simon Boulton||Understanding telomere privilege in pluripotent stem cells.||$555,892|
|Professor David James; Associate Professor Elizabeth New; Dr James Burchfield; Dr Jacqueline Stoeckli; Dr Guang Yang; Dr Guang Yang; Professor Scott Summers||Unravelling a canonical mitochondrial stress response pathway||$545,000|
|Professor Hak-Kim Chan; Professor Mark Banaszak Holl; Dr Sandra Morales||Understanding bacteriophage deactivation and stabilisation in formulations||$540,762|
|Professor Fariba Dehghani; Dr Sina Naficy; Dr Farshad Oveissi; Professor Anthony Weiss; Professor Alessandro Paccagnella||Miniaturised biosensors with high selectivity||$539,765|
|Dr Camilla Whittington; Dr Catherine Grueber; Professor Scott Edwards||Watching evolution in action using transitional forms of lizard pregnancy||$514,943|
|Professor Min Chen||Molecular adaptation of photosynthesis powered by long-wavelength light||$509,000|
|Professor Louise Sharpe; Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri; Dr Jemma Todd; Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall; Assistant Professor Dimitri Van Ryckeghem; Professor Dr Geert Crombez||To focus on pain or not to focus: WHEN is the question||$506,237|
|Professor David Alais; Professor Frans Verstraten; Professor David Burr||Multisensory perception in active observers||$503,000|
|Professor Nalini Joshi||Dynamics on space-filling shapes||$501,777|
|Associate Professor Buhui Qiu; Associate Professor Eliza Wu; Professor Iftekhar Hasan; Professor Yan Yu||Reshaping the landscape of bank monitoring and risk disclosures||$496,288|
|Associate Professor Damian Birney; Professor Sally Cripps; Professor Dr Jens Beckmann; Associate Professor Rui Nouchi||A paradigm shift in understanding cognitive flexibility||$493,123|
|Dr Chang Xu; Dr Surya Nepal; Dr Siqi Ma||DeepHoney: Automatic Honey Data Generation for Active Cyber Defence||$480,000|
|Professor Karl Maton; Associate Professor Sarah Howard; Associate Professor Philip Roberts; Professor Christian Ritz; Dr Jie Yang; Dr Yaegan Doran||Building on rural knowledges to unlock the potential of rural students||$467,340|
|Professor Neal Peres Da Costa; Dr Amanda Harris; Professor Jaky Troy; Dr Toby Martin; Dr Matthew Stephens||Hearing the music of early New South Wales, 1788-1860||$457,669|
|Associate Professor Laurence Macia; Professor Georges Grau; Professor Nicholas King; Professor Ralph Nanan||The maternal gut microbiota drives foetal thymic T cell development||$451,750|
|Dr Anne Mai-Prochnow; Professor Dee Carter; Associate Professor Scott Rice||Biofilm responses to cold atmospheric plasma||$451,480|
|Professor Alan Fekete; Professor Willy Zwaenepoel; Dr Shuaiwen Song; Associate Professor Bernhard Scholz||Adaptive Key-value Store for Future Extreme Heterogeneous Systems||$450,000|
|Associate Professor Zhiyong Wang; Professor Mohammed Bennamoun; Associate Professor Markus Hagenbuchner; Professor Ah Chung Tsoi; Professor Simon Lewis||Fine-grained Human Action Recognition with Deep Graph Neural Networks||$444,416|
|Dr Kevin Coulembier; Dr Pavel Etingof||New constructions and techniques for tensor categories||$422,887|
|Associate Professor Zongwen Liu||A Self-Repairing Entropy-Stabilized Oxide as a Protective Coating||$420,000|
|Professor Branka Vucetic; Professor Yonghui Li; Dr Peng Cheng; Dr Wibowo Hardjawana||Wireless Cellular Connectivity for Large Scale Critical Applications||$420,000|
|Professor Dean Rickles||The Development of Quantum Gravity (1957-1988): The Great Divide||$412,000|
|Professor Kim Rasmussen; Associate Professor Hao Zhang; Professor Anna Paradowska; Dr Ondrej Muransky; Professor Leroy Gardner||Reliability and design of 3D printed metal structures||$408,164|
|Dr Liwei Li; Professor Xiaoke Yi||Microwave photonics and photonic integration for advanced sensing||$405,000|
|Professor Timothy Bedding; Assistant Professor Daniel Huber||Unveiling missing physics: looking inside stars with NASA's TESS Mission||$390,000|
|Associate Professor John Ormerod; Dr Garth Tarr; Professor Samuel Muller||Fast flexible feature selection for high dimensional challenging data||$390,000|
|Associate Professor Carolyn MacCann; Dr Rebecca Pinkus; Associate Professor Helena Nguyen; Associate Professor Anya Johnson; Dr Karen Niven; Professor James Gross||When, why, and how well do we regulate other people's emotions?||$389,000|
|Professor Olivier Piguet; Dr Ramon Landin-Romero||Human hippocampus subregions organisation and associative memory processes||$382,865|
|Professor Glenda Wardle; Professor Chris Dickman; Dr Aaron Greenville; Dr Ayesha Tulloch; Dr Thomas Newsome; Associate Professor Michael Dietze||Ecological forecasts of species response to fire, drought and heatwaves||$371,000|
|Professor Philip Gale; Associate Professor Vítor Félix; Dr Jonathan Steed||Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water||$370,000|
|Professor Bart Anderson; Professor Karl Gegenfurtner; Professor Dr Felix Wichmann||Emergent cues underlying the perception of shape, colour, and material||$365,000|
|Dr Laurence Troy; Professor Bill Randolph||The precarious city: the suburban settlement in an age of uncertainty||$348,000|
|Dr Alexander Fish||Additive combinatorics of infinite sets via ergodic theoretic approach||$340,000|
|Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos; Associate Professor David Byrne; Associate Professor Matthew Lewis||Price Transparency, Search, and Collusion in Markets||$311,801|
|Professor Holger Dullin; Dr Robert Marangell; Professor Yuri Latushkin||Spectral Theory of Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems||$310,000|
|Professor Gregory Hancock; Dr Cao Hung Pham; Professor Colin Rogers||New Systems for High Rise Steel Structures in Rising Factory Construction||$295,010|
|Professor Benjamin Oldroyd; Professor Madeleine Beekman; Associate Professor Amro Zayed||The Cape honey bee and the origins of virgin birth||$288,760|
|Associate Professor Francesco Borghesi; Professor Yixu Lu; Dr Daniel Canaris; Professor Thierry Meynard||Transforming the East: Jesuit Translations of the Confucian Classics||$229,950|
|Professor Sujatha Fernandes||Migrant Worlds: Labouring Lives and Worker Consciousness in Global Cities||$228,435|
|Associate Professor Yane Svetiev; Associate Professor Andrew Edgar||Peer Review of Financial Regulatory Agencies||$212,000|
|Associate Professor Nicole Graham; Associate Professor Robyn Bartel||Tenants of the soil: adapting agricultural land ownership in Australia||$171,488|
|Associate Professor Wendy Davis; Assistant Professor Dorukalp Durmus; Dr Wenye Hu||Reducing the energy consumed by lighting with gaze-dependent illumination||$111,689|
In addition to the University of Sydney-led projects, Dr Myra Hamilton from the Business School was part of the research team that was awarded $318,385 to investigate how and why parents and grandparents share childcare responsibilities in contemporary Australia. Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright from the School of Education and Social Work was part of the research team that was awarded $378,107 to investigate how cultural connections can be maintained for children in out-of-home care.