Professor Nanthi Bolan's research focuses on sustainable approaches to maintaining soil health.
Professor Ravi Naidu is a global leader in contamination studies, studying agricultural and industrial impacts on the environment.
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Laureate Professor Aitken is a global authority on reproductive biology. Supported by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), his research offers a solution to unsustainable population growth.
MR ANTONY MARTIN
The CLARITY light-sheet microscope was hand-built by Antony Martin, Will Palmer and Jamie Flynn and it delivers clear, three-dimensional cellular images with unparalleled speed and precision.
Antony's research profile
Professor Adam McCluskey is the Director of the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology. He is involved in research resulting in four key drug discovery areas being pursued: epilepsy, kidney disease, cancer, and anti-viral.
Biologist Professor Chris Grof's love of plants has developed into a quest to engineer a viable biofuel that could reduce Australians' reliance on fossil fuels. Director of the Centre for Plant Science, Professor Grof has taken a lead role in a research project to develop sorghum as a biofuel.
DR QUAN VUONG
Dr Quan Vuong is looking to prove there's much to benefit from understanding natural foods and industrial waste salvage than is currently the case.
DR VINCENT CANDRAWINATA
From solving complex industry problems to helping the public with functional food supplements, food science researcher Dr Vincent Candrawinata is certainly one to watch.
PROJECT LEADER WILLIAM PALMER
The work (PEA-CLARITY) was completed and published in 2015 with acclaim and has since been used by groups all around the world trying to answer fundamental questions in plant biology that was not possible without the third dimension.
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
Designing revolutionary innovations such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests has put Professor Paul Dastoor at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. His advances are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.
After studying for her PhD at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Vicki went on to a post-doctoral position at the University of Cambridge. Her current research interests include plasmonic materials and the corrosion of silver nanoparticles.
Supported by computational modelling and a handful of advanced data analysis strategies, Professor Colin Waters' insights into the inner workings of solar-terrestrial events are helping to safeguard several space-based assets and technologies.
School of Psychology
Professor Scott Brown's research focuses on applying mathematical modelling techniques to the understanding of higher-order cognitive processes (mostly memory and decision-making).
Professor Deborah Hodgson works at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and immunology, to explore the impact of early life events on long term health outcomes.
By focusing on the interplay between brain, behaviour and environment, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis' cognitive neuroscience research is helping to craft a clearer picture of how we efficiently and adaptively apply cognitive control processes across the lifespan.
Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman's primary research interest is the relationship between behaviour and heath, in particular the modification of lifestyle factors to enhance health and well-being.
Associate Professor Juanita Todd's studies into auditory brain responses could lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of schizophrenia.
Andrea Griffin's research focuses on the cognitive and behavioural processes that allow animals to adapt to short-term and long-term environmental change and variability.
Social psychologist Dr Stefania Paolini aims to understand the complex decision making processes involved in engaging with 'otherness' .