28 November 2016
ARC Future Fellow Andrew Fleming is the winner of the 2016 Batterham Medal, an award that recognises an early career engineer who has achieved substantial peer and industry recognition in the past five years.
The medal was presented to Associate Professor Fleming by Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE at the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s Oration Dinner in Melbourne on Friday (25 November).
In addition to recognising outstanding achievement in the application of engineering, the Award also aims to promote the profession of engineering, by promoting the contribution engineering makes to Australia.
It recognises the contribution to engineering made by Professor Batterham, the Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and former Chief Scientist of Australia and Academy President.
The Award is presented annually by ATSE on behalf of the Go8 & Associates Deans of Engineering (the Group of Eight plus the universities of Newcastle and Wollongong, as well as Auckland). It comprises the Batterham Medal and a cash prize of $5000.
A recognised expert in the modelling, control and engineering of ultra-high precision imaging and fabrication systems, Associate Professor Fleming (38) has consulted on some of the world’s most ambitious scientific and industrial projects for NASA, The National Accelerator Laboratory, The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Boeing, Stanford University, Nikon Research (all in US), and the Defence Science and Technology Group in Australia.
He is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Newcastle University, where he graduated with a PhD in 2004. He has made an outstanding contribution to the science and engineering of nanoscale imaging and fabrication systems. His research and engineering work has had an impact on academic, industrial, educational and professional fronts.
A highly regarded consultant in nanoscale imaging, fabrication, and piezoelectric systems, the results of his work are found in consumer, industrial, and scientific devices including mass storage, precision fabrication machines, and scanning atomic force microscopes.
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