TrACEES has recently upgraded its website in order to achieve a simplified channel of information and more information with regard to our capabilities and techniques, including:
1. homepage contains three pathfinders, services, equipment access and news.
2. homepage contains a tab list for techniques, capabilities, about us, news and contact.
2. a sorting table for analytical services with example applications, and a clickable button directing to the correct form.
3. each submission form will have a unique ID number. Both users and their supervisor will be emailed when the form is successfully submitted.
More updates will come, please let TrACEES know your feedbacks to make it more convenient for you.
Technical Seminar 2017#1
Welcome to the TrACEES Platform's technical seminar series at the University of Melbourne!
This technical sermar series aims to provide users fundametnal to advanced level of knowledge and skills, and to support their projects and researches. In particular focus on specific instrumentation, it will help users for answer:
Why will I need this technique and what information will I obtain?
What sample can be analysed? What sample preparation need to be done prior to submission?
What will be involved in the data analysis? etc....
The first seminar (#1) will focus on the micro CT scanner (microCT) from Geo node and inductively couple plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICPOES) from both Chemistry and Soil nodes.
We encourage earlier career researchers and postgraduate students to come, but not limited to a broader community who has interests to learn new technologies.
Book tickets at Eventbrite
Successful ARC Linkage Grant!
Congratulations to Prof Deli Chen the academic champion of Soil node on his ARC linkage grant with colleagues.
Project ID: LP160101417
New fertiliser technologies for sustained food security. This project aims to provide fundamental research to develop next-generation fertiliser products that will improve nitrogen use efficiency, and reduce nitrogen losses in food production systems. It will achieve this goal through a multidisciplinary approach combining experts in synthetic and free radical chemistry, chemical engineering and soil science, with a strong commitment from a fertiliser industry partner. Society is facing the triple challenges of food security, environmental degradation and climate change The availability of new, highly-efficient fertilisers is critical for addressing these challenges, and for the competitive advantage of the Australian fertiliser industry.
TrACEES 2016 Workshop
TrACEES Platform is an interdisciplinary technology platform funded by Melbourne Research Infrastructure (Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program), together with Faculties of Science, Veterinary and Agricultural Science, and Arts. It is the first University platform to support existing and initiate new research requiring high quality surface, chemical, trace elemental and speciation analyses, and associated structural analysis. We see a growing demand for building up analysis capabilities and infrastructure to meet these requirements.
The 2016 Workshop will showcase existing and potential capabilities, as well as bringing experts and users together to build a community for better networking and resources sharing.
RSVP extended to 3pm 16 Nov
RSVP at eventbrite:
Academic champions’ success in RIF Collaborative Equipment Grant Scheme
The Research Initiatives Fund (RIF) Collaborative Equipment Grant Scheme announced funding for the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) by TrACEES academic champions Prof. Deli Chen (lead applicant), Prof. Spas Kolev, Dr Tony Weatherly and Dr Sam Poynter. The instrument (worth over $300K) will be housed at the Soils Node of the TrACEES Platform and will provide a cornerstone to advance stable isotope analysis capabilities across multiple research projects and external collaborations.
The IRMS measures the abundance of the non-radioactive isotopes of N, C, S, H and O with high precision, allowing researchers to quantify the cycling of these major elements in environmental systems. The instrument provides versatility to analyse multiple isotope abundances from individual samples in solid, liquid or gas phases with high throughputs. Applications of this instrument include optimising agricultural productivity to improve environmental quality, monitoring plant adaptations to elevated atmospheric greenhouse gas levels, understanding animal nutritional physiology and observing forest ecosystem function.
This is a remarkable achievement and acknowledgment of the development that the Soils Node of the TrACEES Platform have established as an interdisciplinary research support facility since the beginning of 2016, as well as academic champions’ collaborations with many other researchers within the University and around Australia.
Congratulations again to their success!
TrACEES logo design competition
Are you an academic feeling artistic?
Are you an artist feeling academic?
Or you are just feeling creative.
Please join our 2016 TrACEES platform logo design competition.
Your brilliance will make the platform shine!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Entry is open to current students, staff and alumni of the University of Melbourne.
Submissions have been extended and the new deadline is Friday 23 Dec, 2016.
Each applicant is allowed to submit max. 3 designs.
File format: *.jpeg (the winning logo will be asked for high resolution *.tiff or *.bmp)
File name: applicant's surname_logo_number (e.g. duan_logo_1)
The submitted logos should reflect Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES) platform’s Mission and Vision statement (more information at: http://chemicalanalysis.unimelb.edu.au/about-us/)
TrACEES platform reserves the right to use the winning logo for any marketing purposes, (including, but not limited to, online and offline media, publications and events)
The winner will be awarded a Certificate and a $150 Co-op voucher (http://www.coop.com.au/); two other finalists will be awarded a Certificate and a $50 Co-op voucher each.
The prizes will be presented at the next TrACEES workshop or they can be collected in person at an agreed time and location.
Submission to TrACEES platform, Dr Alex Duan, email: email@example.com