Super dots researcher in the running for APEC-wide prize
UTS Faculty of Science Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin is Australia’s nominee for the prestigious APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) for his work in optoelectronic engineering.
Professor Jin’s selection to contest the $US25,000 prize recognises the potential of his nanocrystal (Super Dots) research and his commitment to collaborating with scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos, said Professor Jin is “an exceptional young scientist working on new and advanced materials … he was selected from a high-calibre field in a national competition to pick a nominee for the APEC-wide prize”.
Senator Sinodinos said Professor Jin was nominated for his work to produce the world’s brightest nanocrystals, called Super Dots, which can be used in single molecule detection, fibre-based remote sensing and point-of-care diagnostics.
Read the full story in Science News.