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Centre Foundation Director Professor Max Lu elected to the Australian Academy of Science
Centre Director Rose Amal in Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers for second year


Professor Max Lu, foundation director of the Nanomaterials Centre, was elected to the AUstralian Academy of Science at the end of March. Professor Lu is now one of only a very few who are elected to both the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.

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Prof Amal is one of 11 women on the list this year, and says one of the most rewarding parts of her career is seeing the development of her former students. “Hearing their stories you feel that you contribute in shaping someone’s life and career,” she said.

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Recent centre research published in the journal Small and featured in Science Alert
Centre Director Rose Amal honoured as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

The paper, Induced Adaptation of Bacillus sp. to Antimicrobial Nanosilver, published in April, highlights that although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, overexposure to silver nanoparticles can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish.

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Feature in Science Alert can be read here

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Centre Director Rose Amal was the headline inductee and one of 11 women honoured in this year’s class.

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