UTS researchers honoured
Two UTS researchers working at the leading edge of modern science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science in its annual awards for excellence.
Professor Dayong Jin, winner of a Eureka Prize in 2015, has been named the 2017 John Booker medallist in engineering science. Associate Professor Igor Aharonovich, a NSW Tall Poppy award winner in 2015, receives the Pawsey Medal in physics.
Professor Jin leads the multimillion-dollar ARC Research Hub for Integrated Device for End-user Analysis at Low-levels (IDEAL) which aims to develop diagnostic devices with vastly improved detection capabilities.
The Academy of Science has recognised Professor Jin as a “world leader” in his field, noting that his research “opens up many opportunities in biomedical devices, early diagnosis and light-triggered nanomedicine” where his functional nanomaterials harness light to diagnose disease and deliver drugs in a targeted and carefully controlled way.
Associate Professor Aharonovich is delivering “breakthrough research” in the development of quantum communication systems, the Academy noted, as well as contributing to one of “the pressing issues in the modern era” – securing private information and sensitive data through unbreakable encryption.
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