It’s the first time UNSW academics have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators in the same year.
For their work in childhood cancer, oceanography, and solar cell technology, UNSW researchers have won three prestigious NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering.
Research on climate system science and work to develop a cutting-edge biosensor have won three UNSW scientists prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships.
Three UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals for their outstanding research in mathematics and quantum physics.
Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.