Feature articles

2024 Westpac Research Fellows steering us towards a better future

Two early-career researchers from The University of Melbourne and The University of Queensland have secured over $1.3 million  in combined funding to support critical postdoctoral research and invest in them as leaders.

 

 

Bio-engineering a sustainable future

Researching within the sustainability space is synthetic chemist, bio-engineer and 2020 Westpac Research Fellow Dr Yu Heng Lau. He and his team at the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney are exploring how to improve crop yields, using the natural processes that happen in other photosynthetic organisms.

A researcher with bold ambitions? Apply for a Westpac Research Fellowship

As academic researchers, we quickly become accustomed to the yearly ritual of grant writing. Yet despite my growing familiarity with this annual routine, my journey to becoming a Westpac Research Fellow last year was one that profoundly challenged my grant writing methodology and my underlying research ethos.