appointment for Deakin’s Professor Peter Hodgson
Professor Peter Hodgson, Research Director for Deakin University's Institute for Technology Research Innovation, has been appointed to the Federal Government's Green Car Innovation Committee of Innovation Australia.
The appointment was made in April by Senator Kim Carr, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
The Australian Government recently implemented a
Green Car Innovation Fund to support applications from organisations
and individuals for projects that focus on significantly improving
the fuel-efficiency or greenhouse gas emissions of passenger motor
"I am confident that Professor Hodgson will make a valuable contribution to the effective operations of the Committee in administering the Government's innovative programs," said Senator Carr.
"This is quite an honour at the personal level," said Professor Hodgson.
"I guess what it really does though is reflect the high quality work that the team of researchers at Deakin University have been doing for some years now in trying to produce the materials and designs to make cars more environmentally friendly.
"It's something towards which we have had a long term commitment as we showed recently with our success in the Ford Global Challenge.
“That design highlights our cutting edge work in light metals because the vehicle will be powered by compressed air.”
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