2014 Tasmanian Award Winner

Dr Stanislav Shabala

Radio Astronomy University of Tasmania At the heart of every galaxy lurks a huge black hole, more than a million times heavier than the Sun. Dr Shabala uses a combination of computer models and observations with radio telescopes in Australia and around the world to study black holes and the phenomena that surrounds them. Firstly,…

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Dr Jess Walker

Ocean Engineering University of Tasmania Marine current turbines, powered by tides, work on a similar principle to wind turbines to create renewable energy, but operate in the harsh marine environment. Dr Walker’s research investigates how marine growth, or biofouling, affects turbine performance by testing the prototypes under different surfaces conditions in experimental testing facilities. She…

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