Congratulations to IPAS members on their recent achievements

A warm congratulations extends to the following IPAS members on their recent achievements:

Executive Dean’s Research Awards – Faculty of Sciences

Order of Merit – Edith Dornwell Category was awarded to Dr Sabrina Heng.
Order of Merit – Daniel Walker category was awarded to Dr Nicolas Riesen.
2015 The Mid Career Research Excellence Award was awarded to A/Prof Christian Doonan.

Sabrina Heng

Dr Sabrina Heng

Christian Doonan

A/Prof Christian Doonan

Nicolas Riesen

Dr Nicolas Riesen

International Recognition for Graphene Research

The graphene research team led by Prof Dusan Losic has won international recognition at the world’s largest graphene conference, Grapchina 2015. They won the first Innovation and Entrepreneurship award for a graphene-based solution for treating wastewater, jointly led by Professor Hongwei Zhu (Tsinghua University).

Prof Dusan Losic

Prof Dusan Losic

Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowships

The successful recipients of the 2016 Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowships included Dr Sabrina Heng, Dr Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann and Dr Melanie McDowall. The initiative aims to support female academics to enhance and promote their research career, particularly where research momentum has been affected by caring responsibilities.

Sabrina Heng copy

Dr Sabrina Heng

Dr Manuela Klinger-Hoffmann

Dr Manuela Klinger-Hoffmann

Dr Melanie McDowell

Dr Melanie McDowell


Congratulations to the following IPAS members on these well deserved promotions:

Level D: Dave Ottaway
Level E: Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and Hugh Harris

Dr David Ottaway

A/Prof David Ottaway


Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Prof Hugh Harris

Prof Hugh Harris

Conference Presentation Prizes

Asia Pacific Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference  (APLED)

Ms Carly Whittaker was awarded the ‘Best Student Oral Presentation’ for her talk ‘Alpha and beta radiation sensing using scintillating polymer fibres’.

Ms Carly Whittaker

Ms Carly Whittaker

The Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP)

Tess Reynolds, with the paper A fibre tip whispering gallery mode biosensing platform, and Elizaveta Klantsataya, with the paper Surface plasmon scattering in exposed core optical fibre for enhanced resolution refractive index sensing, shared the Wanda Henry Prize.

Ms Elizaveta Klantsataya and Ms Tess Reynolds

Ms Elizaveta Klantsataya and Ms Tess Reynolds


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