The latest boost to University of Western Australia researchers working with their Indian counterparts on cutting-edge research will further strengthen bilateral relations between Australia and India.
Collaboration between the Condensed Matter Group in the UWA Physics department and the Indian Institute of Technology has been successful in receiving $232,000 from Round 4 of the Federal Government's Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund, which is a component of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).
The funding is towards the study of microwave losses in ferrite thin films for meta materials applications. These materials are important for creation of new microwave frequency signal processing devices, and development of low power alternatives to conventional computer technologies, and also for the creation of new microwave frequency signal processing devices.
The latest round of funding adds to projects which were successful in previous rounds of the AISRF including collaborations between:
- UWA and the Indian Institute of Science to investigate all-optical actuation and interrogation of MEMS and NEMS resonant mode sensors; and
- UWA and the Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata to Develop a Global Blueprint for Zero PCG: Towards a Complete Understanding of the Molecular Basis of Primary Congenital Glaucoma (PCG).
Research Associate Professor Mikhail Kostylev (UWA School of Physics) (+61 8) 6488 2723
Winthrop Professor Hema Sharda (UWA Director, South Asia Relations) (+61 8) 6488 3046
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716