The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering would like to congratulate members of our Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) for attracting $2.9 million from Australia’s Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund. They received the largest grant of the 13 successful awarded proposals.
The Department of Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) is collaborating with external partners from industry and academia, to pursue high-impact research in it's 'Grand Challenges for Safeguarding Australia'. The first of these challenge is the 'Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge'. Among 200 submissions, the proposal from UWA's MRG was selected as one of 13 winners to develop technological solutions to combat threats to Australian National Security. A total of $19 million was awarded to recipients across five states. This included $2.9 million awarded to the MRG.
A particular congratulations is given to Professor Lorenzo Faraone, Professor Dilusha Silva, Assoc/Professor Gino Putrino, Assoc/Professor Jarek Antoszewski, Assoc/Professor Mariusz Martyniuk and Professor Brett Nener.