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.
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).
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.
Congratulations to the following IPAS members on these well deserved promotions:
Level D: Dave Ottaway
Level E: Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem and 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’.
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.