Flinders University


Flinders University is a globally connected, locally engaged institution that exemplifies teaching, learning and research excellence.

As co-occupants of the Flinders Medical Centre and a founding member of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Flinders maintains its impressive tradition of fundamental discoveries and translation of our research across a range of Medical, Health, Clinical and Mental Health research areas. Leading Biomedical Engineering, Assistive Technologies and Digital Health researchers are also a vital component of our significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of people in our community and across the world.

Our research in Molecular Science and Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Digital Health, Water and the Environment is translated into benefits for the community through our robust network of partnerships with organisations and industries, together delivering real-world solutions.

We contribute to our understanding of the world around us by diving deep into the past through our outstanding History, Archaeology and Palaeontology research, and we tackle today’s pressing social issues such as crime, the future of work and the social determinants of health equity.

90 per cent of our research has been ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Flinders University’s main campus at Bedford Park in Adelaide’s inner south is spread across 165 hectares of beautiful natural bushland featuring thousands of trees and an array of wildlife. Our natural assets are complemented by an impressive new hub and plaza development at the very heart of the campus. A leading university for student experience, Flinders is rated number 1 in Australia across 9 International Student Barometer categories.

Our award-winning Computer, Science, Engineering and Mathematics facilities at the nearby Tonsley campus are located within South Australia’s premier Innovation District, facilitating our engagement with companies committed to the development and application of advanced technologies.

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1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Flinders University published between 1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

14 3.18

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Chemistry 4 1.40
Life Sciences 7 0.89
Physical Sciences 2 0.84
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.05

Highlight of the month

Black phosphorous could make solar cells more efficient

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© Mint Images/Mint Images RF/Getty

Sheets of black phosphorous, a few billionths of a metre thick, could improve the efficiency of certain types of photovoltaic cells, according to a study led by researchers from Flinders University.

Solar cells based on carbon nanotubes and silicon are promising as a cheaper and easier-to-manufacture alternative to crystalline silicon cells. But one challenge with these new solar cells is boosting the efficiency they convert sunlight into electricity.

One approach is to include a layer of ultrathin nanoflakes in the solar cell. Few-layer black phosphorous — also known as phosphorene — has all the right properties to make it suitable for this use.

In this study, the team developed a quick method of manufacturing high-quality phosphorene flakes. When they incorporated these phosphorene flakes into the carbon nanotube–silicon solar cells, they found that the cells’ power conversion efficiency improved significantly.

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  1. Advanced Functional Materials 27, 1704488 (2017). doi: 10.1002/adfm.201704488

View the article on the Nature Index

See more research highlights from Flinders University

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1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 52.35% Domestic
  • 47.65% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

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