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  • High-five for new soft robotic hand by Sarah McMaster
    9 Feb 2017  | 0 Comments

    A soft robotic hand prototype that responds to neural commands like a regular limb was today unveiled by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

    Lead researcher Prof Gursel Alici, also from the University of Wollongong, said the prototype shows it is possible to create a low-cost, light, low-power prosthetic that is compatible with natural control.

    “Our aim is to exploit the progress in innovative smart materials and their processing to tackle... Read More

  • Australia Day honours for our director Gordon Wallace by Natalie Foxon Phillips
    26 Jan 2017  | 0 Comments

    Australian Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace, has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for his commitment to research collaboration and innovation.

    Gordon Wallace

    Established in 1975, the Australian Honours List recognises men and women for outstanding contributions that have made a significant difference to Australian life and to humanity at large.

    Professor Wallace is Executive Research Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of... Read More

  • Swinburne University of Technology joins ACES by Sarah McMaster
    10 Jan 2017  | 0 Comments

    ACES last month welcomed Swinburne University of Technology into its ranks, boosting the capabilities of the institutions working together to translate breakthroughs in fundamental materials science into next generation health and energy devices.

    ACES welcomes Swinburne researchers to the team

    The collaboration came about after Prof. Simon Moulton moved from ACES’ headquarters in Wollongong for an opportunity to run his own research program at Swinburne.

    Prof. Moulton established his career at the University of Wollongong, and under... Read More

  • Vale Professor Leone Spiccia by Doug MacFarlane
    19 Dec 2016  | 2 Comments

    It is with great sadness that I let you know that our great friend and colleague Leone Spiccia has passed away.

    Leone Spiccia

    As many of you will know, Leone has been fighting cancer for several years now. 

    Leone has been a tremendous member of the ACES team from the beginning and we will miss him greatly. He combined a terrific sense of good humour with a clear vision of how to do science.

    He was an inspiration to us all.

    Leone's great work within ACES will continue with his team, ... Read More

  • Professor Wallace admitted to the Academy of Sciences of Bologna by Sarah McMaster
    19 Dec 2016  | 0 Comments

    ACES Director Prof. Gordon Wallace this month joined science luminaries like Luigi Galvani, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie as a member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna in recognition of his ‘high merits in medical sciences and in numerous representative roles’ in his life as a scientist.

    The Academy, set up three centuries ago to reinvigorate scientific discovery, admitted Prof Wallace to the Physical Science division, as a Corresponding Member.

    The membership was poignant,... Read More

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