Eureka for Doug Hilton
Professor Douglas Hilton named Outstanding Mentor in Eureka Prize
Professor Douglas Hinton FAA FTSE, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Research Professor of Medical Biology and Head of the Department of Medical Biology at The University of Melbourne, was named the winner of the Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers category in the 2012 Eureka Prizes.
Professor Hilton took up this role in 2009, when he became the sixth director of the institute in it's 94-year history.
Professor Shi Xue Dou, Director of the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong, was one of the three finalists in the category, sponsored by University of Technology, Sydney.
They were among 56 finalists in the Eureka Awards. The winners were announced on 28 August.