Queen’s Birthday honours for seven Academy Fellows

June 13, 2018
Geoffrey Burnstock, Rose Amal, the late David Cooper and San Thang were named as Companions of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Seven Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list, including four who have received Australia’s highest accolade for their work, named as Companions in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Professor Rose Amal AC FAA FTSE has been named as a Companion for her eminent service to chemical engineering, education as a researcher and academic, and to women in science as a role model and mentor.

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock AC FAA FRS has been recognised for eminent service to biological sciences in the field of pharmacology and toxicology as an academic, author and mentor.

Professor San Thang AC FAA FTSE has been honoured for eminent service to science, and to higher education, particularly in the fields of polymer chemistry and materials science, as a research innovator and mentor.

The late Professor David Cooper AC FAA FRCP was awarded a posthumous accolade for his eminent service to medicine, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS research, including the development of treatment therapies, and to health programs in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Three Academy Fellows have also been recognised as Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Professor Sever Sternhell AO FAA FRACI was named for his distinguished service to education in the field of organic chemistry, as an academic and researcher, and to scientific institutions.

Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO FAA was recognised for her distinguished service to laser physics and nano-optics as a researcher, mentor and academic, to the promotion of educational programs, and to women in science.

Professor James McCluskey AO FAA was acknowledged for his distinguished service to medical education, as an academic in immunology, and through research into immune systems response to viruses.

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