Researchers win microscopy awards

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Monash press release for Cowley-Moodie Award

Period12 Feb 2014

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  • TitleResearchers win microscopy awards
    Media name/outletMonash - Latest News
    DescriptionSome of the research advances of Monash academics in the field of microscopy have been recognised by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society.

    Awarded at the jointly held biennial Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM23) and the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2014), in Adelaide this month, the awards are a major win for Monash researchers.

    Dr Amelia Liu, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy and the School of Physics, received the FEI Company Cowley-Moodie award for research excellence using electron microscopy in the physical sciences. The FEI Company Cowley-Moodie Award is open to electron microscopists working in the physical sciences, and is providing Dr Liu with an international air ticket to present a paper at an international scientific conference or to visit overseas scientific laboratories over the next twelve months.

    The award, started in1984, is judged on the basis of a piece of original research, conducted in Australia in the physical sciences involving electron microscopy. Monash researchers have also been the recipients of this award on the last three occasions.

    Dr Michael Walsh, a research fellow with the Department of Materials Engineering, received the Trans-Tasman Bursary Award for early-career researchers for significant research with enduring value for people and the environment, or both. The Trans-Tasman Bursary is awarded to an Australian and a New Zealand Resident on alternate occasions.

    Ms Ala Yasin Abuelfilat, a PhD student with the Department of Mechanical Engineering (supervised by Dr Jing Fu) won the Best Poster Prize for the poster describing her research work at the conference.

    The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the knowledge of the science and practice of all microscopical imaging.

    PersonsAmelia Liu