Dr Qiaoliang Bao awarded 2015 ARC Future Fellowship
Monash University researcher Dr Qiaoliang Bao is starting 2016 on a high, after recently being awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship. One of only five fellowship recipients nationwide in the field of engineering, Dr Bao will continue with his pioneering research into the two-dimensional material graphene, through the Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials.
Dr Bao’s research into ultra-thin materials and semi-transparent devices could allow the creation of windows which not only harvest solar energy, but also display pictures or video, and can be adjusted to let in varying amounts of light.
In recognition of his outstanding research, Dr Bao was also awarded a Young Tall Poppy Science Award in 2015.
The ARC Future Fellowships scheme promotes research in areas of critical national importance by supporting outstanding mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia. The scheme is very competitive, with only 50 fellowships awarded across all disciplines. Eight Monash University researchers were awarded fellowships in the recent round of funding announcements, more than any other research institution in Australia. Dr Bao’s fellowship is valued at over $824,960 over four years, and the total amount of fellowship funding received by Monash researchers is over six million dollars.