Nanomaterials PhD student handpicked as global talent

Monday, 10 August 2020

A talented nanomaterials researcher, Ahmad Tabish, has been selected for the highly competitive Distinguished Talent Visa under the Government’s newly launched Global Talent Independent Program.

Ahmad Tabish

Tabish, who is one of the youngest PhD researchers to be granted the Visa, is helping to develop highly porous, silica-based nanomaterials for a wide range of applications in the health, energy and environment sectors such as carbon capture.

Based at the University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), Tabish is working under the leadership of Center Director and world-renowned material scientist, Professor Ajayan Vinu to develop nanotechnology solutions to tackle significant global problems.

The Global Talent Independent program is designed to attract the best talent from around the world, who are at the top of future-focused fields, to live and work permanently in Australia.

The achievement is a reflection of Tabish’s impressive research accomplishments in his home country of India and the United Arab Emirates where he worked in the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's Research and Development Center.

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