To access this element change to forms mode OFF

Grant Award View - GA28351

Skin in the game: biomimetics, fitness and the springtail cuticle

Contact Details

ARC NCGP General Enquiries

Phone:
02 6281 6600

Email Address:

GA ID:
GA28351
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
27-Nov-2018
Publish Date:
18-Dec-2018
Category:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Grant Term:
1-Jan-2019 to 31-Dec-2021
Value (AUD):
$445,000.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 18/19 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Skin in the game: biomimetics, fitness and the springtail cuticle
Purpose:
This project aims to examine the relationship between cuticle (skin) properties, water balance, and fitness in springtails, key players in soil systems. Springtail cuticles are diverse, responsive, and extremely resistant to wetting by water, alcohol and other substances. Their Australian diversity has not been well explored for biomimetic new materials. This project expects to explore options for new applications in materials science and engineering by generalising the cuticle structure-function relationship. Expected outcomes are new information to harness for industry the diversity of nature’s self-cleaning, water repellent surfaces. Significant benefits lie in potential new biomimetic manufacturing options.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects commencing in 2019
Internal Reference ID:
DP19 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
Monash University
Recipient ABN:
12 377 614 012

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
CLAYTON
Town/City:
CLAYTON
Postcode:
3168
State/Territory:
VIC
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
VIC
Postcode:
3168
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Contact Details

ARC NCGP General Enquiries

Phone:
02 6281 6600

Email Address: