2013 Australian Capital Territory's Award Winner

Dr Kate Pumpa

Dr Kate Pumpa Research Field: Exercise and Sports Science University of Canberra Dr Pumpa’s work endeavours to use research on athletes to inform quality of life for people with chronic disease. Her major project involves exercise therapy for breast cancer survivors, showing that weight lifting after treatment can not only increase their muscle strength but can…

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Dr Niraj Lal

Dr Niraj Lal Research Field: Nanophotonics, photovoltaics, renewable energy Australian National University Dr Lal’s research uses nanophotonics to increase the absorption and efficiencies of next generation solar cells. Currently a significant amount of sunlight hits a solar panel and bounces straight back off it. Niraj is working on tandem solar cells using thin layers of new…

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