Academy honours for tech innovators

Incoming Dean of Engineering Professor Mark Hoffman is among three UNSW academics elected as Fellows of the prestigious Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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Professor Mark Hoffman Photo: Steve Christo

UNSW’s incoming Dean of Engineering, Professor Mark Hoffman, Scientia Professor Deo Prasad and Adjunct Professor Jimmy Yun have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

The 25 Fellows elected by their peers in 2014 include Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, as well as leading academics, prominent commercial innovators, professional and business leaders and high-ranking public sector figures.

Professor Hoffman, currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), was recognised for his “significant contributions to industry in the field of materials design and technologies for structural integrity and reliability, covering a range of disciplines in light metals, thin films, nanomechanics and polymers”.

ATSE also noted his contribution to engineering education and bridging the fields of science and engineering.

Professor Prasad was commended for his work as “a passionate advocate of sustainable development who has demonstrated national and international leadership through his work as an architect, academic and expert with organisations like the UN Environment Program”.

Professor Prasad is the CEO of the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living based at UNSW. He has served as President of the Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society and Chair of the UN Global Civil Society Forum (Asia-Pacific).

Professor Yun is Founding Director and CEO of HG Energy & Envirotech. ATSE describes Professor Yun as a pioneer of the development and commercialisation of technologies based on principles of process intensification and sustainability.

“He has successfully developed and commercialised high-gravity reactive precipitation technology that enables reductions in size of process plant up to three orders of magnitude.”

The full list of 2014 Fellows is available on the ATSE website.

Media contactLeilah Schubert, UNSW Media Office, 02 9385 8107

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