ECMS funding success in health and medical research

The successful recipients of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants have now been announced.

Two researchers from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences have been awarded a total of over $2.8million. Congratulations to our two ECMS researchers:


Professor Chunxia Zhao
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Novel nanotechnology strategies towards a new paradigm of precision – $2,248,555

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer to cause death in women.

My research ambition is to develop highly effective and flexible strategies that facilitate the delivery and release of multimodal therapies into specific pathogenic areas for TNBC synergetic therapy, thus achieving effective clinical therapy for TNBC patients.

See Prof Zhao's researcher profile

Jiawen Li

Dr Jiawen Li
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Developing more accurate cardiovascular disease detection with a cellular-resolution imaging catheter – $588,308.31

Most heart attacks are caused by high-risk plaques. The holy grail in cardiology would be to reliably detect high-risk plaques before they are life-threatening. This research program will deliver a clinically applicable device to detect high-risk plaques, helping cardiologists determine the most efficient treatment on an individual basis. The imaging device will be the first-of-its-kind worldwide, holding great hope of significantly reducing cost and complications in cardiovascular diseases.

See Dr Li's researcher profile

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