University of Wollongong Dubai visits ASG – 21st September 2012

University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Dean of Science Professor Will Price and former Dean of Science and former President of University of Wollongong Dubai, Professor Rob Whelan visited Prof. Dermot Diamond’s laboratories in the NCSR on the 21st September. During the visit, researchers from the University of Wollongong demonstrated how their solar cells can be used in wireless sensors that are being developed by the ASG.

The visiting researchers from the UOW are members of Prof. David Officer’s research group. Prof. Officer is from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at UOW and is in the final weeks of a three-month Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Short Term Travelling Fellowship. He has assisted ASG researchers integrate the UOW materials into the next generation wireless sensors at CLARITY.

The SFI grant has enabled Prof. Officer to share his expertise in organic synthesis, light harvesting materials, multifunctional electroactive polymer systems and solar cells with researchers from the CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies at DCU.

The visit by Prof. Price and Prof. Whelan was facilitated as part of a larger visit to DCU by leading academics from the United Arab Emirate University (UEAU), University of Wollongong (WOU) and the University of Colarado, to discuss expansion of the International Programme in Environmental Science and Health. The DCU lead meeting focussed on increased globalisation of the student experience.


UOW PhD student Joseph Giorgio (second right) shows his solar cells to (from left) Professor Dermot Diamond, Professor David Officer, Professor Will Price and Professor Rob Whelan