Young Tall Poppy in Science Award success

6 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Dr Jingwei Hou on winning a Queensland Young Tall Poppy in Science Award winner, recognised for his enthusiasm for communicating science beyond the laboratory.

Dr Jingwei Hou  believes that in 2022, the International Year of Glass, it is time to shatter expectations of the 5,000-year-old material.

“New hybrid glass made from metallic and organic components and embedded with a semiconductive material called perovskite is sponge-like and flexible at a nanoscale, so it is less likely to break,” Dr Hou said.

“It can make brighter screens with higher quality images for devices like phones and computers as well as have applications in optical sensors and membranes.”

The annual Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are hosted by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist.

These awards recognise and celebrate researchers who demonstrate scientific excellence combined with a unique passion for science communication, which can inspire young people to enter STEM study and careers.

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