The Australian Academy of Science has presented three UNSW academics with early career awards, in recognition of their contribution to the fields of medicine, mathematics and earth sciences.
The young career awards, presented at the Science at the Shine Dome Awards, recognise distinguished research by an academic of no more than 40 years of age.
Professor Katharina Gaus, Dr Josef Dick and Dr Karen Black accepted their awards earlier this month at the event in Canberra.
Professor Gaus’ award recognises her contribution to medical sciences. Her research findings provide an understanding of the organisation of plasma membrane within cells. Professor Gaus is from the Centre for Vascular Research, and is a leader in the field of molecular microscopy.
Acknowledging his pioneering research into numerical analysis, Dr Dick, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, received the medal for distinguished research in applied, computational and financial mathematics.
Dr Black, from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, accepted an award that supports exceptional research in Earth Sciences by female researchers. Dr Black is a vertebrate palaeontologist, and the author of an internationally acclaimed study into cranial development of fossil marsupials.
An award from the Academy of Science is considered to be one of the highest scientific honours in Australia.
The Science at the Shine Dome Awards aim to promote science through recognising outstanding contributions to the field.
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