Appointments, achievements

Peter Ashman (Uni Adelaide) is the new chair of the ANZ Federation of Chemical Engineers.

ANU announces the Chancellor and VC awards. * Peter Baume award: John Braithwaite * Distinguished contribution: Ken Baldwin, Amanda Barnard * Outstanding service: Tracy Smart, Patricia Teh * Service: Belinda Farrelly, Nicki Middleton and COVID Ops team * Early career academics: Xiaolin Wang, Kinley Wangdi * Research: Tegan Cruwys, Katie Steele, Céline d’Orgeville * Impact, engagement: Blair Williams, Matthew Gray and Nicholas Biddle and the COVID-19 Impact Monitoring team * Education: Alexander Maier * Health and safety: Jeremy Lepisto and the Art-Design Tech Services Team * Equity, diversity: Amy King

Curtin U announces its research and engagement awards. * Research leadership: Debbie Silvester-Dean * Early career researchers: Kefyalew Alene, Crystal Abidin, Joanna Moullin * Early career researcher-creative practice: Michael Gray *STEM early career research: Kefyalew Alene * Research team: Binar-1 Space Programme * Research news story: Phil Bland and the SSTC Binar-1 Team * Scholarship:  to PhD candidate Callan Wood * Business, society, communities: Rachel Ong ViforJ * Creative practises: Susan Bradley Smith * STEM: Debbie Silvester-Dean

Chennupati Jagadish (ANU) is the in-coming president of the Australian Academy of Science.

Science and Technology Australia has new leadership at today’s AGM. Mark Hutchinson (Uni Adelaide) – president.  Anita Goh (Uni Melbourne) – VP. Mark Stickells (Pawsey Supercomputing Centre) – treasurer. Chris Matthews (UTS) – executive member.

Chris Turney will join UTS in January as PVC R. He is now at UNSW.