Iranian Researcher Wins 2018 Eureka Prizes

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:45

An Iranian researcher, Dr. Mohsen Rahimi from Australian National University at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering, won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

According to the ANU official website, Dr. Rahmani, an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, has developed a new class of nanoscale surfaces that are 500 times thinner than a human hair. Those surfaces offer a wide range of potential applications, including new night-vision technology, adjustable mirrors and lenses, and ultra-sensitive biochemical detectors.

His nano surfaces have transformed the capabilities of today's miniaturized consumer devices, and several organizations are interested in commercializing his work.

Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt congratulated the RE100 group and Dr. Rahmani on their success, saying it was a fitting reward for years of hard work.

"This is a well-earned recognition and an example of the extraordinary depth of research that is taking place here at ANU. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in these projects," Vice-Chancellor Schmidt said.

"It was particularly encouraging to see so many ANU researchers nominated for this year's Eureka Prizes across a range of science fields."

ANU had 10 researchers, either individually or as part of a team, nominated for Eureka Prizes in 2018.


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