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The 2024 awards are now closed for nomination.
The 2025 award round will open in early 2024.
The John Booker Medal in Engineering Science recognises outstanding research in engineering mechanics that addresses problems in the static and dynamic response of physical systems within engineering and applied mathematics disciplines. It honours the memory of Professor John Robert Booker AO, FAA, DEng, FIEAust who worked in the area of theoretical geomechanics and was Professor in the Department of Civil and Mining Engineering at The University of Sydney 1970‒98, and held a personal chair in engineering mechanics at The University of Sydney.
The prize of up to $3,000 is awarded annually to researchers up to 10 years post-PhD in the calendar year of nomination, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.
The Academy acknowledges the financial support of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates.
This award is open to nominations for candidates from all genders. The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.
Candidates may be put forward for more than one award. If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy early-career honorific award, they will not be eligible for nomination for another early-career or mid-career honorific award. A mid-career honorific award recipient will also not be eligible for nomination for another mid-career honorific award. Fellows of the Academy are ineligible to be nominated for early and mid-career awards.
The medal is made and designed by the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra.
(Please submit your nominations using the Nominate button found on the left of this webpage)
This award has been made available through generous contributions from the following university faculties.
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