UQ researchers given $2.7 million boost to tackle critical industry challenges

University of Queensland

Three University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have been awarded more than $2.7 million through the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Mid-Career Industry Fellowships.

The scheme connects universities with industry to deliver significant outcomes for end-users and translate expertise and knowledge into actionable solutions.

The three UQ recipients are among 25 researchers awarded a combined $24 million from the ARC’s 2023 Mid-Career Industry Fellowships.

UQ recipients:

  • Professor Cameron Parsell – partnering with Micah Projects to develop greater understanding of how not-for-profit organisations can bring together their clients and governments to collaboratively solve social issues.
  • Dr Julie Pearce – partnering with Carbon Transport and Storage Corporation to develop innovative methods for monitoring gas leakage contamination into overlying Australian aquifer water resources.
  • Associate Professor Shihu Hu – partnering with Queensland Urban Utilities to enhance the sustainability of urban water management by developing innovative technology that manufactures an iron salt used in wastewater treatment, while removing carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia from biogas to improve its quality.

The ARC’s Industry Fellowships Program creates a pathway to support academic and industry-based researchers to increase collaboration, translation and commercialisation.

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