News: High impact research

Professors make the list of Australia’s top 250 researchers

The arrival of COVID-19 has reminded us that research is needed more than ever. The University of Adelaide is incredibly proud that numerous of its researchers are being recognised for the level of excellence in their work and the impact it is having.

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Three more researchers recognised as leaders of the future

Congratulations to our School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials for boasting three of the 40 young researchers listed by The Australian as ones to watch.

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Professor Peng Shi - a Superstar of Research and Lifetime Achiever

Professor Peng Shi wearing red suit and tie

Congratulations to Professor Peng Shi, from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, who has been recognised as one of Australia’s Superstars of Research – one of only 40 people chosen for the consistent excellence of their work and the impact they had in their fields.

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Space tablets splashdown on Earth

SpaceX pills

A batch of pills has returned to Earth after a year of being exposed to the environment inside the International Space Station (ISS). University of Adelaide researchers will check what the effects of some of the highest levels of radiation found beyond the Earth’s atmosphere have had on the tablets.

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Paper on the Future of Nanofertilisers in Highest-Impact Journal

Microfluidics

Remote PhD student Tu Le, along with Professor Volker Hessel and co-authors have recently published a review on microfluidic encapsulation and its use for nanofertilisers – which are among the grand challenges of future engineering. 

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Bringing self-sufficient power systems to the Solomon Islands

Malaita, Solomon Island

Researchers and students from the School of Mechanical Engineering will be establishing life-changing hydropower systems and training to Malaita on the Solomon Islands.

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UofA researchers first Australians to receive international hydrological award

McInerney Thyer Kavetski at the University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide water researchers David McInerney, Mark Thyer and Dmitri Kavetski have achieved international recognition of their outstanding research by being awarded the STAHY Best Paper Award for 2021 by the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH).

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ECMS researcher finds link between disrupted sleep and increased risk of death

Sleeping study

Associate Professor Mathias Baumert and team have, for the first time, discovered a "clear link between the frequency and duration of unconscious wakefulness during night-time sleep and an increased risk of dying from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and death from any cause, particularly in women".

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Computer Science researchers receive Google Research Scholar Program grant

Chuengsatiansup and Wagner standing on the University of Adelaide's lawn with "making history" in the background

Dr Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup and Dr Markus Wagner from the School of Computer Sciences have recently been awarded funds from the Google Research Scholar Program.

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ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards 2021

The Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Trehan has this week announced new grant outcomes under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme, with 2 ECMS researchers receiving funding.

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