Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nano expert to maximise UQ’s research networks

Abstract:
The University of Queensland (UQ) has promoted a researcher renowned for his work with minute matter in order to scale up its global research networks.

Nano expert to maximise UQ’s research networks

Australia | Posted on September 23rd, 2008

Professor Max Lu will take the new position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Linkages) on October 11, with the remit of reaching out to industry, governments and academic institutions to strengthen UQ's research alliances.

His appointment is the latest in a recent series of measures to extend and strengthen UQ's profile with key stakeholders including businesses, graduates, schools, governments, community organisations and other research institutions.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield said Professor Lu combined distinction as a researcher with success in research commercialisation and extensive networks with industry, governments and national and global research communities.

"As well as being offered two prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowships, Professor Lu has served on many Australian Government committees and developed extensive national and international connections with researchers and industry, particularly throughout the Asia-Pacific," Professor Greenfield said.

Professor Lu was an instrumental adviser in formulating Australia's first national policy on nanotechnology - a pioneering field which involves scientists and technologists applying materials discoveries at molecular and atomic scales to find solutions to energy, health and environmental issues.

"In the 14 years since he returned to UQ (where he did his doctoral thesis before working in Singapore) Professor Lu has attracted research and infrastructure funds totalling more than $24 million from governments, industry and other sources external to UQ," Professor Greenfield said.

His recent grants include the $3.4 million Queensland-China Alliance on Clean Energy Materials to collaborate with scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, funded through the Queensland Government's National and International Research Alliances Program.

Professor Lu was this year offered his second Federation fellowship (value at $1.6 million over five years) and the centre that he founded and directs at UQ, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, gained $4.8million in extension funds in 2007.

His current roles include Deputy Chairman and Chairman-elect (2009) of the Board of Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia, Board Director of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and membership of the Queensland-China Council.

Professor Lu will hold the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Linkages) on a 50 percent basis, enabling him to continue his joint appointments in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (where he directs the ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials) and the School of Engineering where he holds the Chair of Chemical Engineering in Nanotechnology.

His appointment complements the 50 percent appointment of Professor Alan Lawson as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) announced in May.

Professor Greenfield recently announced a major reshaping of UQ's senior executive, with a focus on better relationships with partners and communities.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Fiona Kennedy
(07) 3365 1384 / 0413 380 012

Copyright © University of Queensland

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Leti Develops World’s First Micro-Coolers for CERN Particle Detectors: Leti Design, Fabrication and Packaging Expertise Extends to Very Large Scientific Instruments December 11th, 2017

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices December 8th, 2017

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements December 8th, 2017

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid December 8th, 2017

Academic/Education

Luleå University of Technology is using the Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform x-ray microtomography experiments with the ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa to understand deformation and strain inside inhomogeneous materials November 7th, 2017

Park Systems Announces the Grand Opening of the Park NanoScience Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute November 3rd, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Announcements

Leti Develops World’s First Micro-Coolers for CERN Particle Detectors: Leti Design, Fabrication and Packaging Expertise Extends to Very Large Scientific Instruments December 11th, 2017

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices December 8th, 2017

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements December 8th, 2017

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid December 8th, 2017

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Emmanuel Sabonnadiere is Leti’s New CEO November 28th, 2017

Nanometrics Board of Directors Names Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre President and CEO November 14th, 2017

180 Degree Capital Corp. Appoints Investment Banking Veteran Parker Weil to Its Board of Directors August 2nd, 2017

Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz: Dr. Stultz to Continue as Director May 25th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes: Rice University toxicity study shows plant growth enhanced by -- but only by -- purified nanotubes December 6th, 2017

Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer: Rice, MD Anderson use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success November 30th, 2017

Fast flowing heat in graphene heterostructures: Surprisingly fast heat flow from graphene to its surrounding November 29th, 2017

Tiny robots step closer to treating hard-to-reach parts of the body November 25th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project