Curtin student Liam Scarlett gets Forrest Scholarship to explore theoretical physics

Liam Scarlett.
Liam Scarlett.

CURTIN University student Liam Scarlett has secured a Forrest Scholarship to help him undertake a PhD with the university’s Theoretical Physics Group.

The scholarship program was established in 2014 after a $65 million donation by Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest.

Mr Scarlett, of Fremantle, will use supercomputers and quantum mechanics to study atomic and molecular collisions.

The scholarship enables international and domestic students to enrol in PhD degrees at WA universities.

The 2018 Forrest Research Foundation Scholars includes a UWA student from Germany, Asja Kroeger, who will look at how to improve the reliability and reduce the cost of developing new drugs.

Vietnamese student Xuyen Le will study the molecular process by which plants create fuel for mitochondria at UWA.

Mandurdah’s Sarah Leeson will study dung beetles at UWA to help improve performance of the Australian pastoral sector.

Masnun Naher hails from Bangladesh and will research molecular electronics to develop the next generation of technology in electronics, also at UWA.

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