Academy Fellow Professor Murray Scott has won the prestigious Scala Award from the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM).
As part of this honour he delivered the opening plenary at the 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM22). The conference was held in Melbourne, 11-16 August.
A certificate was presented to Professor Scott at the ICCM22 banquet at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15 August.
Professor Scott is Chair of Advanced Composite Structures Australia, the spin-out company of the highly acclaimed CRC for Advanced Composite Structures, which he was CEO of for over 13 years.
He has made major contributions to the development of advanced composites and has an outstanding record of achievement in engineering research, education and professional activities.
“It is a tremendous honour to be invited to deliver the opening plenary lecture named in honour of Pete Scala, who was instrumental in establishing ICCM in 1975.” He said.
“I am also delighted to see ICCM return to Australia and the southern hemisphere – 22 years after the first occasion in 1997.”
The ICCM Executive Council selected Professor Scott for the Scala Award (which is bestowed every two years) in August 2017.
He served as President of the ICCM from 2001 to 2003, and was elected a Life Member and World Fellow of ICCM in 2005.
The topic of Professor Scott’s plenary address was “Advanced Composites Research and Innovation – an Australian Perspective”.
The two co-chairs of the ICCM22, Professor Bronwyn Fox and Professor Chun Wang, are also both Fellows of the Academy.