Professor Drummond, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at RMIT University, has been a Fellow since 2006.
The Ian Wark Medal and Lecture commemorates the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian William Wark CMG CBE FAA FTSE. It is administered by the Australian Academy of Science.
The award recognises research which contributes to the prosperity of Australia and is normally made every two years. It includes a $3000 honorarium.
According to the award citation, Professor Drummond has made outstanding contributions to advancing the fundamental understanding of the key factors governing molecular assembly, and particle and surface interactions in liquids.
This research has enabled the development and commercialisation of advanced high-performance materials in areas including energy storage, medical therapy and diagnosis, household consumer and industrial large-scale uses.
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology