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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
http://www.ecr.mu.oz.au/%7Echemeng/research.htm
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Dynamic light scattering - Particle sizing and characterisation
Chief Researcher: Dunstan Dr D
Sponsor: CRC for Industrial Plant Biopolymers Current status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CHARACTERISATION OF EMULSIONS AND SUSPENSIONS; PARTICLE SIZING; POLYMER MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND HYDRODYNAMIC SIZES; SUSPENSION AND POLYMER SOLUTION RHEOLOGY
Fields of Research: 030402 Chemical and Physical Methods
069999 Applied Sciences and Technologies n.e.c.
070299 Chemical Engineering n.e.c.


Inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, graphite furnace and flame atomic adsorption spectroscopy facility
Chief Researcher: Adrien Dr R
Current status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES -- CHARACTERISATION --ANALYSES
Fields of Research: 029903 Instruments and Techniques
030401 Instrumental Methods
030402 Chemical and Physical Methods
039902 Environmental Chemistry (including Atmospheric Chemistry)
060404 Physical Metallurgy
030105 Chemical Spectroscopy

 

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/research/index.html
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Improved sultana classification through objective measurement of berry colour and size
Chief Researcher: Liu Assoc Prof Z-Q
Sponsor: Dried Fruit Institute
Duration: Completed 1997
Descriptors: IMAGE PROCESSING; NEURALNETWORKS
Field of Research: 050106 Image Processing


Timber grading
Chief Researcher: Liu Assoc Prof Z-Q
Sponsor: CSIRO-Collaborative Research Project
Duration: Completed 1997
Descriptors: PATTERN RECOGNITION; IMAGE SEGMENTATION
Field of Research: 050106 Image Processing


Intelligent navigational systems for autonomous and tele-robots
Chief Researcher: Liu Assoc Prof Z-Q
Sponsor: Department of Industry,
Science and Resources
Duration: Completed 1998
Descriptor: ALTTONOMOUS ROBOTICS
Field of Research: 060201 Robotics and Mechatronies


The intelligent monitoring of perturbations in W-defined gas/liquidlsolid reactions
Chief Researcher: Coster A (PhD)
Sponsors: GK Williams CRC
Duration: -2001
Field of Research: 050103 Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems

 

Faculty of Science
School of Chemistry Scanning Nanoprobe and Raman Microscopy Facility
http://www.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/research/research.html
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Characterisation of photonic devices, mineral samples, biological samples, surfaces etc. using AFM and Raman Microscopes
Chief Researcher: Huntington Dr S T
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CHARACTERISATION; OPTICAL FIBRES; AFM; RAMAN
Fields of Research: 060409 Optical Materials
060406 Polymer and Textile Compounds
060410 Biomaterials
030104 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
020402 Optical and Opto-electrical Physics
029903 Instruments and Techniques

 

School of Physics
http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au
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Nuclear microprobe technology and applications
Chief Researcher: Jamieson Assoc Prof D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: NUCLEAR MICROSCOPY; MATERIALS SCIENCE; TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Fields of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics
029903 Instruments and Techniques


Fabrication and optical studies of waveguides fabricated by MeVion direct write
Chief Researcher: Roberts Dr A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: WAVEGUIDES; LASERS; OPTICS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Thermo-mechanical analysis of damage and thermoplastic effects in solids subjected to plasma/laser pulse heating
Chief Researcher: Gurarie Dr V
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CERAMICS; PLASMA PROCESSING
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Electron-phonon relaxation in metals under laser heating
Chief Researchers: Gurarie Dr V, Anisimov S I (Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ELECTRONS IN METALS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Formation of quantum wire structures in silicon using the characteristics of solid phase epitaxy
Chief Researcher: Liu A (PhD)
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: QUANTUM WIRES; MATERIALS SCIENCE
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Characteristics of intrinsic and dopantenhanced solid phase epitaxial crystallisation of buried amorphous layers in silicon
Chief Researcher: McCallum J C
Duration: -2002
Descriptor: MATERIALS SCIENCE
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Novel properties of diamond
Chief Researchers: Prawer Assoc Prof S, Kalish R (Technion)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DIAMOND; WIDE BAND GAP MATERIALS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Synthesis of novel wide band gap semiconductor AIN
Chief Researchers: Prawer Assoc Prof S, Saltzman J (Technion)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: WIDE BAND GAP MATERIALS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Diamond nanostructures
Chief Researcher: Orwa J (PhD)
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: WIDE BAND GAP MATERIALS; NANOSTRUCTURES; QUANTUM DOTS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Synthesis of carbon-nitride films using shock plasma deposition
Chief Researchers: Gurarie Dr V, Prawer Assoc Prof S, Orlov A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CN; WIDE BAND GAP
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Synthesis of diamond using chemical vapour deposition
Chief Researcher: Prawer Assoc Prof S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: WIDE BAND GAP; DIAMOND
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Nanotechnology: - nanocomponents synthesised from diamondoid structures
Chief Researcher: Leech G (PhD), RMIT
Duration: -2002
Descriptor: NANOFABRICATION
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Ion beam induced luminescence (IL)
Chief Researcher: Bettiol AA (PhD)
Duration: Completed 1998
Descriptors: LUMINESCENCE; MINERALS; WIDE BAND GAP
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Ion beam channeling analysis of naturally occurring single crystal geological materials
Chief Researchers: Jamieson Assoc Prof D N, Ryan C (CSIRO)
Sponsor: CSIRO
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MINERALS; GOLD; ION CHANNELING
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


IBIC studies of photodetectors
Chief Researcher: Lee K K (PhD)
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: CHARGE TRANSPORT; RECOMBINATION; SOLAR CELLS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Optical trapping of micron sized particles using a confocal Raman spectrometer
Chief Researcher: Kerr K (PhD)
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: LASER TRAPPING; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Pulsed laser annealing of radiation damaged diamond
Chief Researchers: Prawer Assoc Prof S,
Jamieson Assoc Prof D N
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DIAMOND; WIDE BAND GAP
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Development of silicon pre-shower and tracker detector for the LHC (RD2)
Chief Researcher: Bardos R (PhD)
Duration: Completed 1998
Descriptors: SILICON DETECTORS; CHARGE TRANSPORT
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Scanning ion DLTS
Chief Researcher: Laird J (PhD)
Duration: -1999
Descriptors: SEMICONDUCTORS; CHARGE TRANSPORT
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Proton induced x-ray emission tomography
Chief Researcher: Sakellariiou A (PhD)
Duration: -1999
Descriptors: TOMOGRAPHY; MINERALS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Self assembled monolayers
Chief Researcher: Hoxley D (PhD)
Duration: -2004
Descriptors: CARBON MONOLAYERS; HARD COATINGS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Quantal scattering for ion channeling
Chief Researcher: den Besten J (PhD)
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ION CHANNELING; CRYSTALS; QUANTUM MECHANICS
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


Synthesis of GaN
Chief Researcher: Beckman D (PhD)
Sponsor: Technion
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: GaN; WIDE BAND GAP
Field of Research: 020202 Condensed Matter Physics


X-ray laboratory, including
a) World prototype stable high-frequency 18 kW rotating anode x-ray source
b) First high-brightness 160 kV 5 micron FEIN FOCUS X-ray source in Australia
c) State-of-the-art 2-dimensional backgammon x-ray detector developed in the school

Chief Researcher: Chantler Dr C T
Duration: 1998-
Descriptors: PRECISION MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS; SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS
Fields of Research: 020399 Atomic, Molecular, etc Physics n.e.c.
020302 Fluids, Plasmas and Electrical Discharges
020402 Optical and Opto-electrical Physics
030402 Chemical and Physical Methods


Parcel bomb detection
Chief Researcher: Rassool Dr R
Sponsor: ECP Technologies
Duration: -1999
Descriptor: EXPLOSIVES DETECTION
Fields of Research: 029903 Instruments and Techniques
100801 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety


The development of optical elements for laser-cooled atomic vapours
Chief Researcher: Opat Prof G 1
Sponsors: CSIRO; Australian Mineral Industry
Research Association (AMIRA)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ATOM OPTICS; LASER SPECTROSCOPY; INTERFEROMETRY; GRAVITY GRADIOMETRY; MINERALS EXPLORATION
Fields of Research: 020399 Atomic, Molecular, etc Physics n.e.c.
020402 Optical and Opto-electrical Physics
020403 029903 Instruments and Techniques

 


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