UNSW early career researchers awarded ARC funding, including two perovskite projects

UNSW Sydney has received more than AUD$6 million (around USD$3,850,000) in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Awards (DECRA) round for 2024. Among the recipients are two perovskite-oriented projects.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is supporting 200 new early career research projects with more than $86 million in funding for this 2024 round. Fourteen of the 200 projects have been awarded to early career researchers at UNSW.


Under this funding scheme, Dr. Chun-Ho Lin, UNSW Science, has received AUD$461,000 (around USD$296,000) for the project: Lead-free Perovskite Nanowires for Artificial Photo-synapse Arrays. This project aims to develop lead-free nanoscale artificial photo-synapse arrays for energy-efficient and high-speed applications.

Another recipient is Dr. Xu Liu, UNSW Engineering, that has received AUD$415,727 (around USD$267,000) for the project: Strategies enabling stable perovskite PV devices with efficiency beyond 25 percent. The outcomes of the research are expected to deliver intellectual property academically and commercially.

Posted: Aug 28,2023 by Roni Peleg