The University of Melbourne’s Professor Paul Mulvaney leads a project to develop flexible graphene electronics after successfully receiving funding from the Australia-China Science Research Fund (ACSRF). This $900,000 is Government funding for universities to work specifically on joint projects with Chinese counterparts. It enables Chinese and Australian scientists to develop flexible electronics applications. The University and its lead research partner Chongquing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology also partner with Wuhan University of Technology, Nanjing University, Monash University, and industrial partners CSIRO, Agilent Technologies and Chongquing Moxi Technology Co, developing low-cost flexible solar cells and near-infra red technology using graphene, one of the most exciting new materials to have emerged in the past 50 years. Graphene opens up potential new products across a wide range of optics, electronics, spectroscopy and energy applications. Professor Mulvaney is a Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne, and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Exciton Science. He is an internationally recognised expert in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale materials.
THE GO8 AND CHINA WORKING TOGETHER; STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH PARTNERS