Scientists shortlisted for Eureka Prize

Tue 12 August 2014

Scientists shortlisted for Eureka Prize
Scientists shortlisted for Eureka Prize

Congratulations to Dr Steve Lee from the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering and PhD student Charles Tambiah from the Research School of Earth Sciences, who have been nominated as finalists for the 2014 Eureka Prizes for science.

Dr Lee is nominated in the Innovative Use of Technology category, alongside collaborator Dr Tri Phan from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, for inventing a droplet lens that can convert a smart phone into a microscope.

Costing less than a cent, the lenses are made by using the natural shape of liquid droplets. The invention promises a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries and remote areas, where they could be used for remote medical diagnosis.

Mr Tambiah is one of three finalists in the 2014 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography.

Mr Tambiah’s striking image of a basket star, Gorgonocephalus sp, has been composed by ‘painting’ with micro-light to peel back layers of science.

Read the full story at ANU News.

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