02 February 2012
Senior research fellows join RMIT
Five 2011 senior research fellowships have been announced by RMIT University.
Professor James Friend.
Associate Professor Andrew Greentree.
Dr Ian Ridley.
Associate Professor Gary Rosengarten.
Dr Kay Cook.
- Research at RMIT
- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Platform Technologies Research Institute
- School of Applied Sciences
- Microplatforms Research Group
- School of Property Construction and Project Management
- School of Global Studies, Social Sciences and Planning
- School of Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Engineering
- Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work
- Australian Research Council
The four Vice-Chancellor's senior research fellows are Professor James Friend, Associate Professor Andrew Greentree, Dr Ian Ridley, and Associate Professor Gary Rosengarten. The RMIT University Senior Research Fellow is Dr Kay Cook.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said she looked forward to the contribution the fellows would make to the achievement of the University's research aspirations.
"RMIT welcomes this new cohort of dynamic, passionate academics whose work aligns with the underlying aim of all our research - finding solutions to the problems affecting urban communities around the world," she said.
"These fellowships add further capacity to RMIT's areas of research strength and I congratulate all five fellows on their appointments."
Professor James Friend has extensive experience in the field of microfluidics, micro/nanofabrication and lab-on-chip technology.
He has recently undertaken the development of Respire, an adjustable portable pulmonary nebuliser, containing a unique acoustic nebulisation platform which improves the delivery of various medical treatments.
Professor Friend's research has strong collaborations with the RMIT Microplatforms Research Group and several institutions across Australia, which link a team of Future, Super Science and Laureate fellowships.
He has a solid background in attracting Australian Research Council (ARC) grants as lead and co-initiator, and has an established publications record in peer-review journals and book chapters.
Professor Friend joins the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and will be aligned with the Platform Technologies Research Institute.
Associate Professor Andrew Greentree's interest and experience centres around the research of quantum devices in the field of solid light, diamond micro and nano fabrication and Coherent Tunnelling Adiabatic Passage (CTAP).
His work in diamond photonics and CTAP has afforded an outstanding citation record with a breadth of publications.
Associate Professor Greentree is a world-renowned expert in the application and fabrication of diamond for quantum purposes, with strong international research and funding links in the USA, Europe, Israel and an ARC QE ll (Solid Light) Fellowship in Tokyo.
He will be based in the School of Applied Sciences, but established links will allow further development within the Microplatforms Research Group with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr Ian Ridley comes to RMIT from University College London with extensive experience in the design, construction and performance of low-energy sustainable buildings and cities.
This work is motivated by the desire to reduce the environmental impact of the urban form, developing methodologies for the UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change to support changes to the UK Building Regulations.
Dr Ridley has an extensive research track record in attracting external funding and publishing in high-quality journals.
He will be based in the School of Property Construction and Project Management but his skills and enquiry will allow development of collaborative research projects within the School of Global Studies, Social Sciences and Planning.
Associate Professor Gary Rosengarten has proven experience as a mechanical engineer in the disciplines of micro/nano technology, chemical engineering and biotechnology.
He has a research background in novel solutions for innovative technology in solar thermal energy, CSIRO cluster and ARC-funded studies in biomimetic design of low energy membranes.
Associate Professor Rosengarten's work has been published in high-quality journals and he has a strong research background, which has garnered large grants from the Australian Solar Institute and collaborations as lead or co-initiator with Berkeley, ETHZ and Intel.
His work aligns with the Platform Technologies Research Institute, the RMIT Microelectronic and Materials Technology Centre and the Renewable Energy Group in Mechanical Engineering.
Associate Professor Rosengarten will be based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Engineering.
Dr Kay Cook's research interests and expertise focuses on subjective responses to social policies, how institutionalised political ideologies manifest in welfare-to-work, child support and child care policies.
Her work is aligned with the Global Cities Research Institute and engages with an impressive array of government bodies, and non-government social support agencies to influence the Federal Social Inclusion Agenda.
Dr Cook has produced a significant number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has been successful in attracting ARC grants as lead instigator.
She will be based in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning with strong research links to the Centre for Applied Social Research, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work.More news