Professor Mattheos (Mat) Santamouris from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture has secured $570,000 in funding during the latest Discovery Project (DP) round from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
The funding will go towards his new project titled, ‘Fluorescent daytime radiative cooling for urban heat mitigation.’
The project aims to develop a fluorescent daytime radiative cooling technology suitable for the mitigation of urban overheating in the built environment and for the reduction of future cooling energy demands in buildings.
Professor Santamouris’ project is one of 65 from UNSW to have received more than $27 million in funding from ARC, including one focused on systemic risk in insurance.
The ARC’s Discovery scheme aims to expand the knowledge base and research capacity in Australia and support research that will provide economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for the nation.
UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Professor Sven Rogge, applauded the University’s academics on their research funding success.