Appointments and Achievements

The CRC Association has named its young career researcher of the year. Chuhao Liu is based at the Rail Manufacturing CRC at the University of Wollongong and is “looking to improve Australia’s rail networks.”

Rachael Falk says “it is great to be here in sunny Perth, at Edith Cowan University” (via Twitter yesterday). Ms Falk is CEO of the new CRC for Cyber Security, based at ECU.

Clare Collins (University of Newcastle) has won the president’s award from the Dietitians Association for her online “healthy eating quiz.” With Tracy Burrow, Professor Collins created the Science of Weight Loss MOOC (edX).


Australian Academy of Science Fellows

The Australian Academy of Science announces new fellows, who will be inducted in Canberra tonight. It’s been a big May for Geordie Williamson, who has just become the youngest living fellow of the Royal Society. He is the same for AAS. The current female fellow elected at the youngest age is UNSW physicist and Australian of the Year, Michelle Simmons when she was 38.

The  new fellows are:

ACT: Anne Kelso, National Health and Medical Research Council CEO

New South Wales: Richard Bryant, UNSW (medical scientist), Noel Cressie, UniWollongong (statistician), Christopher Dickman, UniSyd (ecologist), Jennie Brand-Miller, UniSydney (human nutrition), Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW (materials scientist), Martina Stenzel, UNSW (polymer chemist), Dacheng Tao, UniSyd (computer scientist) , Geordie Williamson, UniSyd (mathematician)

Northern Territory: Alan Andersen, Charles Darwin University (ecologist)

Queensland: Bostjan Kobe, UoQ (structural biologist), Kerrie Mengersen, QUT (statistician)

South Australia: Greg Goodall, Centre for Cancer Biology (medical researcher), Colin Raston, Flinders University (chemist)

Victoria: David Bowtell, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (medical researcher), Peter Cawood, Monash University (geologist), Lloyd Hollenberg, University of Melbourne (quantum physicist), Joseph Trapani, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (medical researcher), Rachel Webster, University of Melbourne (astrophysicist)

Western Australia: David Blair, UWA (experimental physicist), Kliti Grice, Curtin U (organic geochemist)


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