Congratulations to our Fellows recognised in the Australian Day Honours list for their amazing contributions to science, technology, and engineering.
Eight Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering have been named in the Australia Day honours.
The Fellows were among 1040 outstanding Australians to be awarded for their achievements and contributions to the nation.
Only seven Australians were recognised with the Companion of the Order of Australia, and three of those are Fellows of our Academy.
Of the 732 awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia, the highest ever percentage (47 per cent) are for women.
Academy President, Professor Hugh Bradlow, said, “These awards indicate the range of significant contributions and demonstrated excellence in STEM fields by ATSE Fellows.
“I would especially like to congratulate former ATSE President Dr Alan Finkel on his inclusion in the COVID-19 Honour Roll as recognition of his valuable work during the pandemic.
“I know every member of the Fellowship will join me in congratulating the eight Fellows honoured on Wednesday.”
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
Distinguished Professor James Dale AC FTSE
Elected to ATSE in 2014
For eminent service to agricultural science, particularly through biological and biotechnological research and development, leadership, and to gene technology.
Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE FAHMS
Elected to ATSE in 2006, President 2013-2015, Clunies Ross Award 2005
For eminent service to science, to national energy innovation and research infrastructure capability, to climate change and COVID-19 response initiatives, and to science and engineering education.
Dr Graeme Moad AC FAA FTSE
Elected to ATSE 2021, Clunies Ross Award 2014
For eminent service to science, particularly polymer design and synthesis and radical polymerization, education through mentoring, and to professional scientific organisations.
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Dr Susan Barrell AO FTSE
Elected to ATSE 2013
For distinguished service to earth science through meteorology and research organisations.
Professor John Church AO FTSE
Elected to ATSE 2004
For distinguished service to climate science through oceanographic and sea-level research and publications.
Dr John Gladstones AO FTSE
Elected to ATSE 1976
For distinguished service to primary industry, particularly agriculture and viticulture, and as an author.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor Hua Kun Liu AM FTSE
Elected to ATSE 2013
For significant service to the scientific research sector, and to tertiary education.
Honorary Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor Xinhua Wu AM FTSE
Elected to ATSE 2014
For significant service to manufacturing science, to tertiary education, and to engineering.