Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

UQ Research Week Awards 2013


Professor Stuart Crozier (pictured with Professor Max Lu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)) was this week named one of UQ’s Top Five Innovators. Professor Crozier’s research has helped to improve the functionality and effectiveness of high-field magnet technology. Two-thirds of the world’s clinical magnetic resonance imaging machines use signal correction technology developed by Professor Crozier and his team.  MRI research is a field in which ITEE and UQ have excelled in recent years, and it is satisfying to see both the impact this research is having internationally, and its recognition in these new awards.

Professor Andrew Bradley received a Highly Commended citation for Research Supervision in the EAIT Research, Innovation and Supervision Awards.  Professor Bradley has successfully advised 10 PhD and 2 MPhil graduates at UQ and previously at UNSW.  He is currently advising 11 PhD candidates at UQ and a further 2 at University of Adelaide as part of his ARC Future Fellowship.  In recent years, he has also demonstrated considerable leadership in the supervision and support of research higher degree students as a former Director of RHD Studies at ITEE

Associate Professor Aleksandar Rakic also received a Highly Commended citation for Internationalisation in the EAIT Research, Innovation and Supervision Awards.  Associate Professor Rakic has been extremely active in research collaborations across the UK and Europe, in particular, and his team participates in regular research collaborations with leading laboratories in Leeds and Toulouse.  This consortium is recognised as one of the leading laser feedback interferometry research groups in the world, and has had considerable success in obtaining research funding in the highly competitive European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) and European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus schemes.  Professor Rakic has also lent his time and expertise in the support of ITEE’s own internationalisation initiatives.