A photograph of Senator the Hon. Kim Carr and Professor Tanya Monro
23 July 2013

Seventeen of Australia's most outstanding researchers have been awarded a total of $47 million in research funding following the announcement of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) 2013 Australian Laureate Fellowships.

A photograph of Professor Veena Sahajwall and Mr Paul Vielhauer
10 May 2013

When the humble car tyre has lost its tread and is no longer safe on the family car it is often thrown to landfill or stockpiled with no apparent means of re-use. In some cases we improvise; how often have you seen a child's swing or a planting barrel, or even a tyre swan, made from discarded tyres?

A photograph of Peter Innis, Bill Frank, and Gordon Wallace
10 May 2013

Less than 200 metres inland from Wollongong’s idyllic beaches sits the lead node of the world-renowned ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

A teaser image of Harvey Millar examining document.
10 May 2013

One of the world's most highly cited plant scientists in recent years, Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar has received the 2013 Charles Albert Shull Award, and is the first Australian to receive the prestigious American award, now in its 42nd year.

An image of two PHD students Alice Mahoney and James Colless
10 May 2013

Quantum dots are nanoscale systems that can confine or trap single electrons. Temperatures close to absolute zero are required to study quantum behaviour.

Photograph of student Meganne Christian working with hydrogen
26 March 2013

Imagine being able to convert your organic waste into hydrogen and then use it to power your car or household appliances, independently of the electricity grid—such a thought may soon be turned into reality thanks to ground breaking research funded by the ARC.

A photograph of David Harrich
26 March 2013

In a research laboratory in Brisbane, ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor David Harrich, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (Molecular Virology Laboratory), has reached a milestone in the ongoing battle to combat the human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV.

Image of plastic bag and iron fish on coral sea bed
26 March 2013

Despite the fact that plastic has existed for just over a century, the threat and seriousness of plastic debris to the marine environment has long been ignored.

Photograph of a drought
26 March 2013

While much of the extreme weather we are currently experiencing is transitory, drought is more of a gradual phenomenon, slowly taking hold of an area, tightening its grip with time. In severe cases, drought can last for many years and have a devastating effect on local communities and agriculture.