Academy welcomes STEM leaders as Fellows

23 October 2019

Twenty-five leaders in applying science, technology and engineering to solve real-world problems have been elected Fellows of one of Australia’s Learned Academies.

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has welcomed experts from across research, government and industry.

Twelve of the 25 new Fellows are women – the highest proportion ever and almost matching the Academy’s 2025 diversity target of electing at least 50 per cent women.

Academy President, Professor Hugh Bradlow, congratulated the new Fellows.

“We bring together Australia’s leading experts in applied science, technology and engineering to provide impartial, practical and evidence-based advice to enable Australia to maintain its position as a leading technology economy.

“The 2019 cohort of new Fellows comprises a remarkable and talented group, who will contribute to helping the Academy fulfil its mission.”

The Academy has also announced a Foreign Fellow, an Honorary Fellow and a Fellow elected directly by the Board.

The 2019 new Fellows

Dr Douglas Bock FTSE
Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Dr Lynn Booth FTSE
Chief, Joint and Operations Analysis Division, Defence Science and Technology Group

Dr Gunilla Burrowes FTSE
Chair, Eighteen04 Inc

Dr Helen Cleugh FTSE
Director, Climate Science Centre, CSIRO

Dr Martin Cole FTSE
Deputy Director, Agriculture and Food, CSIRO

Mr William Cox FTSE
Global CEO, Aurecon

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz FTSE
The University of Western Australia

Professor Emma Johnston AO FTSE
Dean, Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney

Professor Sandra Kentish FTSE
Head, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Professor David Lloyd FTSE
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of South Australia

Ms Romilly Madew AO FTSE
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

Professor Neena Mitter FTSE
Director, Centre for Horticultural Science, QAAFI, The University of Queensland

Distinguished Professor Adrian Mouritz FTSE
Executive Dean of Engineering, RMIT University

Professor Saeid Nahavandi FTSE
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Defence Technologies), Deakin University

Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage FTSE
Professor in Geomechanics Engineering, Monash University

Associate Professor Elaine Saunders FTSE
Former Executive Chair, Blamey Saunders Hears

Dr Andy Sheppard FTSE
Research Director, Managing Invasive Species and Diseases, CSIRO

Dr Surinder Pal Singh FAA FTSE
Chief Research Scientist, Agriculture and Food, CSIRO

Professor Jan Tennent FTSE
CEO, Biomedical Research Victoria

Dr Alison Todd FTSE
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, SpeeDx Pty Ltd

Professor Nicolas Voelcker FTSE
Monash University

Professor Chien Ming Wang FTSE
Transport and Main Roads Chair in Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland

Professor Huanting Wang FTSE
Monash University

Mr Anthony Wood AM FTSE
Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Ms Zoe Yujnovich FTSE
Chair/Executive Vice-President, Shell Australia

Foreign Fellow: Ms Francesca Ferrazza FTSE
Senior Vice-President Decarbonisation & Environmental R&D, Eni, Italy

Honorary Fellow: The Hon John Anderson AO FTSE
Chair, Crawford Fund and Former Deputy Prime Minister

Board-elected Fellow: Dr Andrew Thomas AO FTSE
Former NASA astronaut

The new Fellows will be formally welcomed into the Academy at its Annual General Meeting in Melbourne on 29 November.