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School of Physics

Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 2019
Spectroscopy of red blood cells

Monash researchers enlist the Cloud to wipe out malaria

The Monash scientists who developed the small game-changing device that can rapidly screen blood in minutes to detect disease-causing pathogens have now confirmed the successful operation of a Cloud-based system based on spectroscopy.

Chemistry 16 October, 2019
Escherichia coli

Monash led international study has implications for tackling E.coli infections

Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases.

Biology 16 October, 2019
agricultural-crops

Monash biologist to play a key role in a new $35 million research centre to grow Australian agriculture

Internationally renowned plant expert Professor John Bowman from the School of Biological Sciences will lead the Monash node of the recently announced $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature

Biology 15 October, 2019
Monash Green Chemical Centre Laboratory

Driving world leading innovation in green chemistry: Government awards Monash Science $3.6 million for a new research centre

Monash Science has received $3.6 million in Federal Government funding to establish a dedicated Australian Research Council (ARC) training centre to advance green chemistry in manufacturing.

Chemistry 11 October, 2019
Australian hot and dry extremes

Extraordinarily warm temperatures above Antarctica cause hot and dry extremes in Australia, researchers warn

Changes in springtime winds high above the South Pole are set to trigger higher than usual temperatures and fire-prone weather conditions in Australia, an international study involving Monash scientists has warned.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 8 October, 2019
Professor San Hoa Thang AC

Monash chemistry researchers to play a key role in the new $35 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals

Monash scientists will be part of a new $35M Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence which will focus on how to make operations more efficient for mineral separation.

Chemistry 7 October, 2019
Electrolysis breakthrough

Electrolysis breakthrough could solve the hydrogen conundrum

Hydrogen gas is the perfect green fuel – it can be extracted from water and is non-polluting. But although hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it doesn’t naturally occur in large quantities as a gas on Earth.

Chemistry 25 September, 2019
The rate of crustal growth and recycling on the early Earth have been significantly underestimated.

Monash study sheds new light on how the Earth’s crust was formed

A new international study led by a Monash geoscientist has found that more crust was formed on the early Earth than previously thought.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 24 September, 2019