Academy welcomes 21 new Fellows

Faces of all the new Fellows

Twenty-one new Fellows have been elected to the Academy for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

The new Fellows have significantly advanced knowledge and developed new approaches to areas as diverse as the physics of stars, new techniques and treatments for tropical diseases, lupus, diabetes, cancer and kidney disease, advanced fuel cells made out of new materials, new ways to analyse genes, new plastics technology, and brain wiring. Business leader and nuclear physicist Dr Ziggy Switkowski was also elected, for his advocacy for science and technology at the highest levels. This year the Academy has elected a record number of Fellows from Queensland. There are eight new Fellows from the sunshine state, taking the total number of Queensland Fellows to 42.

The Academy now numbers 503 Fellows and Corresponding Members from across the breadth of the natural sciences. New Fellows were admitted to the Academy in a formal ceremony in late May in Canberra, and made presentations about their work at the Academy’s annual flagship event, Science at the Shine Dome.

Find out more about the new Fellows

Academy Newsletter Issue 100

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