UQ acquires world-class infrastructure with ARC support

Three University of Queensland projects have received more than $3.3 million through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme.

The funding will enable UQ researchers to secure infrastructure for high-quality research, with a focus on international collaboration and cooperative initiatives with industry and other higher education providers.

UQ LIEF recipients:

Professor David Fairlie will lead research to develop a molecular analysis platform to accelerate biological and molecular research in Australia and create new training and collaborative opportunities.

Dr Glen Harris will lead research to develop an open-access cryogenic facility in the only deep-underground physics laboratory in the southern hemisphere to enable ultra-precise experiments by protecting them from noise. This will support advances in emerging quantum technologies and strengthen understanding of astrophysics.

Professor Mehdi Mobli will lead research to advance diagnostic imaging and establish a national network for advanced studies in chemistry, drug design, materials science, and environmental sciences.

The ARC will invest a total $28 million in funding for 35 research projects across Australia.