Specialists in sleep medicine, eating disorders, tourism and coastal hydrogeology are among the recipients of Flinders University’s 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Early Career Researchers.
Professor Craig Simmons has been appointed to the University’s inaugural Schultz Chair in the Environment.
New Strategic Professor of Hydrogeology, Okke Batelaan will draw on the extensive knowledge of his colleagues in the School of the Environment to continue and initiate novel research.
Zijuan Deng is the only Australian in 2012 to win an award from the US-based National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
A dedicated Mathematical Sciences Laboratory has opened at Flinders University, focusing on advances in both modern applied and pure mathematics.
Visiting Flinders yesterday, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, said that Australia needs to make a strong commitment to research investment if it “wants to stay in the game”.
Flinders University researchers have developed a method for predicting how much seawater will intrude into underground water storage systems.
Dealing with groundwater at mine sites is the focus of a new course being run by the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.
In South Australia’s arid landscape, rivers, creeks and streams are vital sources of groundwater.