Academy congratulates 2016 Eureka Prize winners

September 02, 2016

The Australian Academy congratulates all the recipients of the 2016 Eureka Prizes, including Academy Fellow Professor Gordon Wallace, and EMCR Executive member Associate Professor Sharath Sriram.

Professor Gordon Wallace received the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

The award citation said Professor Wallace “is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of electromaterials science and has cultivated a research vision in the area of ‘intelligent polymers’. Through his leadership and ability to inspire, his collaborative team has pioneered the use of nanotechnology and additive fabrication in renewable energy and medical science.”

Associate Professor Sharath Sriram was awarded the 2016 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.

The award citation said that Sharath’s work “harnesses the functionality of materials and objects at extremely small scales. His leadership transcends science, to include team mentorship, the establishment of a $30 million research facility and national science advocacy for early- and mid-career researchers.”

A full list of winners can be found on the Eureka Prize website.

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