Professor Amal received the Companion of the Order of Australia, recognising her impactful research in catalyst systems. She leads a team that uses sunlight to transform carbon dioxide into fuel – a method that’s both cost-efficient and mitigates greenhouses gases.
Also receiving the Companion of the Order is Professor San Thang, a polymer and materials scientist. He developed a new method of making polymers with a huge range of applications, from solar cells and cosmetics to biosensors and drug delivery.
And Dr Erica Smyth was awarded for her wide-ranging work in corporate governance roles, particularly in the mining sector, and for enabling and engaging women in business as a mentor and public speaker.
Professor Rose Amal AC FAA FTSE
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