Science Excellence Awards
Congratulations to IPAS members Dr Stephen Warren-Smith and Dr Kris Rowland who were announced as finalists for the 2011 South Australian Science Excellence Awards in the category of PhD Research Excellence – Physical Sciences.
The Science Excellence Awards is South Australia’s premier event to recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education.
Kris’ research area which was recognised for this award is ‘Demonstrated a new way of making hollow core optical fibres, using an extrusion technique to turn pieces of ‘soft’ glass into thin strands’. Stephen’s research area is ‘New design of optical fibre for use in the detection of corrosion in aluminium alloys’.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner which will be held on Thursday 3 November 2011 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Well done to Kris and Stephen.