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2019 Laureate Profile: Professor Marcela Bilek

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Professor Marcela Bilek

Professor Marcela Bilek 

Administering Organisation: The University of Sydney
Discipline area: Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences

Fellowship project summary: 

FL190100216: This program aims to develop new plasma surface modification processes for complex porous structures using a strongly multidisciplinary approach combining plasma physics, materials engineering and expertise from biosciences. It will establish fundamental new understanding of plasma interactions within complex materials by combining innovations in simulation and experiment. Expected outcomes will be new research capacity in the increasingly important field of bioengineering, and environmentally friendly plasma processes that enable the creation of robust biologically functional surfaces, providing significant benefits for diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical applications.

Australian Research Council funding: $3,279,753

About Professor Bilek

Marcela Bilek is a Professor of Applied Physics and Surface Engineering at The University of Sydney.

She leads a research group with projects in areas including materials physics and engineering, plasma deposition and processing, thin film materials, vacuum glazing, renewable and sustainable energy and cross-disciplinary research in the areas of biointerfaces and medicine.

For her research achievements, Professor Bilek was awarded the Plasma Surface Engineering Leading Scientist Award in 2018 and was elected to the Fellowship of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers in 2015 and the Fellowship of American Physical Society in 2013. She also received a 2012 ARC Future Fellowship.

Find out more about Professor Bilek’s research by visiting her profile page on The University of Sydney website. For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.

Image credit: The University of Sydney.

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