Grants Recipients

There are a range of programs and activities delivered under the Advance Queensland initiative including grants, partnerships, competitions, procurement, events and sponsorships. This page provides a non-exhaustive list of published recipients of Advance Queensland grant programs. Due to privacy or commercial-in-confidence reasons, details of some recipients are excluded.

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Program Period Project Location Sector Amount Round
Research Fellowships 2016
Sustainable production of ethanol fuel from waste-gas

Dr Muxina Konarova

This will develop and commercialise the sustainable production of ethanol fuel from waste-gas using innovative technology to make ethanol in small scale. The process converts syngas, obtained from landfill-biogas, biomass gasification or stranded coal seam gas into ethanol-fuel.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Engineering nanohybrid platforms for oral vaccination combined with animal feed

Dr Li Li

This project aims to design and make polymer-clay nano-hybrids to load commercial vaccines combined with animal feed to protect livestock against infectious diseases. The major goals of the platform are to safely deliver the vaccine antigens to the intestine and induce a specific long-term protection against a certain disease.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Compact terahertz laser imaging system for early skin cancer detection

Dr Yah Leng Lim

With Queensland being the skin cancer capital of the world, this fellowship aims to translate the prototype technology to a diagnostic tool capable of assisting clinicians in early skin cancer detection. This fellowship plans to consolidate the electronics, improve imaging performance, and remove the need for cryogenic cooling.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Commercial scale production of N-Sorptive Superabsorbent Biopolymers for Sugarcane Fertilizers

Dr Paul Luckman

Explore commercial scale production of N-Sorptive superabsorbent biopolymers for sugarcane fertilisers. In this project, the needs of the sugarcane growers and the needs of the environment are perfectly aligned, neither can afford the continued loss of N into our waterways. This project will modify natural biopolymers using a scalable commercial reactive extrusion process, to provide the sorptive matrix materials for the next generation of sugarcane fertilisers.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Process improvement of energy and value extraction from agro-industrial waste

Associate Professor Bernadette McCabe

This fellowship will collaborate with one of Australia's largest processing plants to develop tools and practices that better manage waste streams and biogas process optimisation. The benefits of the research will further increase profitability and reduce environmental impact across Queensland's red meat sector through developing enhanced waste management processes and technologies.
University of Southern Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Maximising renewable energy penetration through smart inverter deployment and control

Dr Yateendra Mishra

This project will develop a multidisciplinary approach that expands and integrates the three most recent developments in our understanding of the physiological, ecological and evolutionary functioning of GBR corals.
Queensland University of Technology 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Psychiatric symptoms after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

Dr Philip Mosley

Investigate the psychiatric symptoms as a result of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease.
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Managing the detrimental effects of indospicine through rumen metabolism

Dr Gabriele Netzel

Dr Gabriele Netzel will investigate the detrimental effects of indospicine through rumen metabolism. The goal is to deliver an inoculum against the detrimental effects of the plant toxin indospicine on cattle to benefit the beef industry and Queensland's market reputation. This project will investigate this degradation, to identify responsible ruminal microbes, and to develop an inoculum which would enable indospicine to be metabolised.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Maximising GBR resilience by integrating physiology, evolutionary biology, and macroecology

Dr Yateendra Mishra

This project will build capacity of local manufacturers to deliver cost-effective solutions to address the technical challenges faced by Queensland distribution network service providers (DNSPs) in integrating renewable energy and supporting technologies (energy storage, electric vehicles etc.) into ageing distribution networks, whilst maintaining and improving quality of supply. The project seeks to not only further develop dSTATCOM technologies for power quality support, but to additionally provide a concrete value proposition for DNSPs to adopt these emerging technologies into their networks.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Functional foods for healthy ageing of a growing elderly population

Dr Sunil Panchal

Dr Sunil Panchal will focus his functional food research for healthy ageing of a growing elderly population. This research will further investigate treatments for these chronic inflammatory diseases to provide an evidence basis for dietary options to improve the health of the people in the community. This project will target these chronic age-related complications through the use of functional foods. Collaborating with Nature Pacific Pty Ltd (Gold Coast) and Nutrafruit Pty Ltd (Toowong) to source sustainable products the project will explore effective and affordable food products in partnership with the Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network to develop commercial products and determine their clinical potential.
University of Southern Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Unlocking Queensland's bauxite ore reserves through process technology innovation

Dr Hong Peng

This research will look to unlock Queensland's bauxite ore reserves through process technology innovation.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Development of a vaccine for chikungunya virus

Dr Natalie Prow

To undertake pre-clinical evaluation of the SCV/CHIKV vaccine at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB) using the CHIKV mouse model of infection and disease developed at QIMRB. CHIKV is related to, but causes more severe disease than, our Ross River virus, and has recently caused the largest global epidemic ever recorded for this virus. Millions of CHIKV cases have been reported, primarily in Africa, Asia, and the Americas (but also Papua New Guinea and several Pacific Islands).
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Development of a luminescence-based sensor for the detection of explosives

Dr Paul Shaw

The project builds on an existing collaboration between the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) and Australian company Arborescent Pty Ltd to develop and commercialise a portable detector for explosives, known as Arbsense for field use. The key technology behind Arbsense is a thin layer of a luminescent (light-emitting) molecules known as dendrimers, which are coated onto glass and can detect the vapours from explosives. The technology was a finalist last year in the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Upscaling and developing on-site cyanide plant for gold/base metal mines

Dr Pradeep Shukla

Based on the successful demonstration of a pilot plant at Henty gold mine, the project will upscale the process, which will provide innovative research output in enhanced energy recovery, reaction optimization and improve details of system design. These modifications will allow the proposed process to be technologically and commercially feasible at more than 75% of the world's operating mines that require the use of cyanide in their process.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Deep Learning for Large Scale Logo Identification and Semantic Search

Dr Sabesan Sivapalan

Research deeper learnings and search technology for large scale logo identification and company trademarks. This project will involve two research components 1) Developing large-scale image recognition algorithms to efficiently identify potentially infringing images from websites, and 2) Developing deep-learning techniques to derive semantic data from logos/images to automatically generate text descriptions.
Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
A smartphone-based decision support tool to stimulate cyclone mitigation

Dr Daniel Smith

This project aims to develop an actionable, research-based approach to mitigation in Queensland and other wind-prone regions of Australia. The benefits to Queensland include stimulation of mitigation action among homeowners, reduction of loss and suffering from severe wind events and insurance premium reductions resulting from enhanced housing resilience.
James Cook University 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Development of cost effective, large-scale nearshore nourishment for Queensland beaches

Dr Darrell Strauss

The project aims to quantify the morphodynamic response to large-scale nourishment of Queensland beaches by developing the process understanding and numerical modelling capability for the dynamic transport of sand under the influence of a range of wave and current conditions in shallow water depths, with a particular focus on the onshore movement of sand.
Griffith University 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Reconfigurable mm-wave antenna systems for satellite communications

Dr Yifan Wang

Working to link up isolated communities with the rest of the world by improving millimetre-wave satellite technology. A low-cost reconfigurable antenna system would connect with low-earth-orbit satellites, allowing a high-speed data rate. The antenna technology developed by Dr Wang, in collaboration with Brisbane-based EM Solutions Pty Ltd, would use a flat and compact satellite terminal with automatic tracking.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Making Solar Better: Advanced Electronics for Distributed Energy Storage

Dr Wayne Water

This research project proposes a solution to these and other potential issues by developing an advanced Direct Current (DC) converter to be used in a single-conversion stage topology with battery energy storage.
Griffith University 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Transforming Queensland Health Care via Digital Pathology

Dr Arnold Wiliem

Investigate ways to transform Queensland health care using digital pathology. Partnering with Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP), this fellowship aims to develop cutting edge Digital Pathology and Telepathology (DPT) to significantly advance the Queensland health care system.
The University of Queensland 180,000
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