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ARC Discovery Projects Awarded

Monday November 5 2012

Congratulations to Andrew Clayton and James Chon along with Saulius Juodkazis of the Centre for Micro-Photonics who have been awarded funding in the latest round of ARC Discovery Projects.

The details of the projects are as follows:

Andrew Clayton and James Chon.
Project Title: Plasmonic nanoparticles for probing and perturbing the spatial organisation of membrane proteins.
Receptors on the surface of cells provide vital functions and represent a large fraction of drug targets. It is believed that the spatial organisation of receptors can effect their function. This project will test this hypothesis by combining nanotechnology with biophysics to watch and manipulate the spatial organisation of receptors.

Saulius Juodkazis and Sajeev John.
Project Title: Photonic crystals at visible wavelengths.
Three dimensional sculpturing nano-structures made at a very high spatial resolution will open way to control light emission, propagation and transmission at the visible wavelengths. Optically thin and transparent solar cells will be able to harvest light using structures.