COPE selected as 2015 Eureka Prize finalist

19 Aug 2015

We are delighted to announce that the sensors team at COPE has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia: 

COPE, University of Queensland
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are one of the greatest threats faced by military personnel and homeland security. Detection of the vapours released by explosives is the best strategy for the identification of IEDs. The Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics (COPE) team have developed ‘Arbsense’, equipment for the rapid, selective and reliable detection of explosives for field use. 

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The Award night is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 26 August at Sydney Town Hall.