The Academy congratulates the 11 Academy Fellows who received Australia Day honours.
Academy Fellow and Academy of Science President Professor Andrew Holmes was named as a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Former President Professor Peter Gray was among seven Fellows named as Officers of the Order of Australia – along with Dr Graeme Blackman, Professor Max Lu, Professor Colin Masters, Dr Chris Roberts, Mr David Thodey and Professor Gordon Wallace.
Dr Vaughan Beck and Professor John Yeaman ware named Members of the Order of Australia and Professor German Spangenberg was awarded the Public Service Medal.
Professor Andrew HOLMES AC FRS FAA FTSE, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne and President of the Academy of Science, was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to science through developments in the field of organic and polymer chemistry as a researcher, editor and academic, and through the governance of nationally recognised, leading scientific organisations.
Dr Graeme Blackman AO FTSE, Chair of the National Stem Cell Foundation, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry, to scientific research and policy development, to theological education and the Anglican Church of Australia, and to aged care.
Professor Peter Gray AO FTSE, Founding Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science in the field of bio-engineering and nanotechnology as an academic and researcher, and to professional biotechnology associations.
Professor Max Lu AO FAA FTSE, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Surrey, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to education, to national and international research in the fields of materials chemistry and nanotechnology, to engineering, and to Australia-China relations.
Professor Colin Masters AO FAA FTSE, Head, Neurodegeneration Division, The Florey Institute, and Executive Director, Mental Health Research Institute, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medical research through international and national contributions to understanding Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr Christopher Roberts AO FTSE, former Chief Executive Officer, Cochlear, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science and the development and commercialisation of medical biotechnology, particularly through the cochlear implant program, and the management of respiratory conditions.
Mr David Thodey AO FTSE, Former Telstra CEO and now Chair of CSIRO, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to business, notably to the telecommunications and information technology sectors, to the promotion of ethical leadership and workplace diversity, and to basketball.
Professor Gordon Wallace AO FAA FTSE, Executive Research Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science and research in polymer materials and their use in biomedical applications, and to national and international collaboration with industry.
Dr Vaughan Beck AM FTSE, ATSE Senior Technical Advisor, was named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to engineering, to tertiary education administration and research, and to professional academies.
Professor John Yeaman AM FTSE, Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction, University of the Sunshine Coast, was named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to civil engineering and road asset maintenance management, to professional organisations, and to the community.
Professor German Spangenberg PSM FTSE, from AgriBio, the Victorian Centre for AgriBioscience, was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service through scientific research programs in the agricultural sector in Victoria.
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