18.4.13 | The University of Wollongong welcomed its first candidate in a new international PhD exchange program this week when Markus Pfau from Mainz, Germany, joined UOW’s Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI). The new ongoing exchange program between UOW and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany (FAU) will extend UOW’s international research collaborations into tackling the global challenge of sustainable energy through development of new solar cells.
5.2.13 | Nanoscopic insights are touted to transform the next generation of bionic materials, with scientists now able to observe the process of electrical stimulation on a molecular level. The innovation is thanks to the work of a research team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. The new approach, described in the February issue of science and technology journal SMALL, enables the real-time detection of single interactions occurring between protein-conducting polymers and the eletrical stimulation of cells.
18.1.13 | Industry representatives are to be placed at the heart of scientific innovation – or more specifically, where it all begins -- in the laboratory, thanks to an eight-week fellowship program at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). The in-house program is to host Fellows in the facilities of ACES’ Wollongong Node, where they can develop a hands-on understanding of innovative technology and materials potential as they work alongside researchers on a nominated project.