University researchers establish new joint PhD projects with CNRS

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Representatives from the CNRS with select Melbourne-CNRS Network joint PhD candidates and supervisors.

The Melbourne – CNRS Network has announced the successful recipients of the second call for proposals to establish joint PhD projects between the University of Melbourne and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

Five University of Melbourne academics will partner with academics from CNRS laboratories and affiliated universities to recruit two joint PhD candidates each.

The successful awardees are:

  • Professor Janet Keast from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, with the project ‘Solving the puzzle of the human pelvic plexus: a developmental and multiscale imaging approach’. Professor Keast will collaborate with Professor Alain Chedotal from the Institut de la Vision.
  • Professor Elisabetta Barberio from the Faculty of Science, with the project ‘XEnon Time Projection Chambers: R&D for future generation experiments and searching for Mirror Dark Matter’. Professor Barberio will collaborate with Dr Sara Diglio from the Laboratoire de physique subatomique et des technologies associĆ©es (SUBATECH).
  • Dr Alexander Filkov from the Faculty of Science, with the project ‘Multiscale experimentation and simulation of wildfire spotting’. Dr Filkov will collaborate with Dr Jean-Baptiste Filippi from Sciences Pour l'Environnement.
  • Professor Stephen Swearer from the Faculty of Science, with the project ‘ALaNoR - Artificial Light at Night on Reefs’. Professor Swearer will collaborate with Associate Professor Suzanne Mills from the Centre de recherche insulaire et observatoire de l'environnement.
  • Professor Peter Rayner from the Faculty of Science, with the project ‘Joint Assimilation of satellite C02 and vegetation Fluroescence data to constrain the carbon budget of land surface models (JACOF)’. Professor Rayner will collaborate with Dr Philippe Peylin from the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement.