2023 New Fellows Showcase & ATSE Awards Gala Dinner

Breaking barriers: realising Australia’s technological advantage

Event details

Wednesday 25 October 2023
End date
Thursday October 26 2023

Open to ATSE Fellows only. Registration essential

Wednesday 25 October 2023
6:30pm–8:30pm AEDT
National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600

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Thursday 26 October 2023
8:00am-4:00pm AEDT
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
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Thursday 26 October 2023
6:30pm-10:00pm AEDT
National Arboretum Canberra
Forest Drive
Molonglo Valley ACT 2611

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General information

Find out more about accessibility, catering, dress code and other general items.

ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney

2022 ATSE Awards, Sydney

Join us as we welcome ATSE’s new 2023 Fellows and hear from them at our New Fellows Showcase and celebrate the prestigious winners at the ATSE Awards Gala Dinner in the evening.

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Above: 2022 Fellows panel: Developing digital literacy, ATSE ACTIVATE

2023 ATSE New Fellows Showcase

Join us as we welcome our 2023 Fellows elected by the Fellowship on the basis of excellence, accomplishment, and fit with a modern and future-facing Academy – ensuring they contribute to the Academy’s mission of helping Australians understand and use applied science, technology and engineering to solve complex problems.

New ATSE Fellows 2022

Above: 2022 ATSE Fellows

Back row: Huijun Zhao FTSE FAA, Katrina Falkner FTSE, Richard White  FTSE, Xiaojing Hao FTSE, Beth Ebert FTSE, Dietmar W. Hutmacher FTSE FAHMS, Merryn York FTSE, Michael Breadmore FTSE, Kylie Catchpole  FTSE, Nicholas Austin FTSE, Madhu Bhaskaran FTSE, Mark Howden FTSE, Nasser Khalili FTSE, Jack Steele FTSE, Brian Uy FTSE, Thas Nirmalathas FTSE.

Front row: Ann Nicholson FTSE, Mary Foley AM FTSE, Michael Milford FTSE, Janine Herzig FTSE, Honorary Fellow Kim Carr FTSE, Kirsten Rose FTSE, Wei Zhang FTSE, Beth Fulton FTSE FAA.

Absent: Michelle Colgrave FTSE, Maria Forsyth FTSE FAA, Foreign Fellow Rajendra Paroda FTSE

2023 ATSE Awards Gala Dinner

The 2023 ATSE Awards Gala Dinner will continue a legacy of bringing together Australia’s brightest minds across STEM who are collaborating for a better Australia and world. The evening will celebrate the ATSE Awards winners in the following categories:

> Clunies Ross Awards
> Batterham Medal for Engineering Excellence
> ICM Agrifood Award
> Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship
> David & Valerie Solomon Award
> Traditional Knowledge Innovation Award
> ATSE President’s Medal

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ATSE President (2016-2022) Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE with 2022 Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship Award Winner Jefferson Lam.

ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney

2022 ATSE Awards Gala Dinner, Sydney

ATSE Awards 2022 Winners, Sydney

2022 ATSE Award winners (left to right)
Jefferson Lam, Monash University, plant-to-panel solar engineer, Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship
Dr Zoë Doubleday, seafood safeguard specialist, University of South Australia, ICM Agrifood Award
Dr Joanne Daly PSM FTSE, ATSE change champion, ATSE President’s Medal
Professor Saeid Nahavandi FTSE, Deakin University, haptic systems pioneer, Clunies Ross Award
Professor Jason Monty, The University of Melbourne, COVID-19 healthcare game-changer, Clunies Ross Award
Dr Forbes McGain, Western Health, COVID-19 healthcare game-changer, Clunies Ross Award
Professor Veena Sahajwalla FTSE FAA, UNSW Sydney, Sustainable systems innovator, Clunies Ross Award
Dr George Chen, The University of Melbourne, dairy industry innovator, ICM Agrifood Award
Dr Aaron McFadyen, QUT, drone automation accelerator, Batterham Medal for Engineering Excellence

Absent: Associate Professor Laura Downie, The University of Melbourne, vision health innovator, David and Valerie Solomon Award

ATSE Fellows Networking Reception

2022 ATSE ACTIVATE Fellows Networking Reception, Sydney

2022 ATSE ACTIVATE Fellows Networking Reception, Sydney

Meet ATSE’s new Fellows, catch up with colleagues, and create new connections at the National Portrait Gallery. Open to ATSE Fellows and +1s only.

Partner with us

Join us as a sponsor for the 2023 ATSE New Fellows Showcase and Awards Gala Dinner. All sponsorship options include:

> Branding opportunities at the National Portrait Gallery and National Arboretum
> Exclusive discount codes for reduced ticket prices
> Acknowledgement in event-related materials on our website, social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram) as well as media releases
> Invitations to the 2023 New Fellows Showcase and ATSE Awards Gala Dinner (ticket numbers vary according to partnership tier)
> Verbal acknowledgement of your organisation’s support throughout the event period
> Branding in event communications.

To download a copy of our 2023 sponsorship prospectus, please complete the form below:

ATSE Awards 2022, Sydney

2022 ATSE Awards Gala Dinner, Sydney

General information

Accessibility requirements

Should you require assistance or special considerations to access the venues or hearing/visual aids to participate in functions, please include details during registration under 'Accessibility Requirements' to allow us to make for an inclusive, pleasant and comfortable experience during the showcase.

Catering & dietary requirements

At the ATSE New Fellows Showcase morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be provided as part of your registration. In addition there will be one complimentary barista coffee cart available throughout the showcase.

Dietary requests will be catered for to the best of the caterer's ability and individuals must take primary responsibility for their own health.

If you have not provided ATSE with your dietary requirement during registration, please contact us as soon as possible at events@atse.org.au.

Code of Conduct

ATSE is committed to leading a positive and ethical culture in which all persons treat each other with respect.

Breaches of the Code of Conduct are to be reported and dealt with in accordance with the Code’s protocol.

COVID-safe event

Delegates attending the ATSE New Fellows Showcase and ATSE Awards Gala Dinner are required to adhere to ACT and Commonwealth Government COVID regulations and requirements.


The showcase and awards information is correct at the time of publishing. However, ATSE reserves the right to change the information where necessary without notice.

In the event of industrial disruptions, the conference and organisers accept no responsibility.

Dress code

The dress code for all functions held at the National Portrait Gallery is smart casual.

For the ATSE Awards Gala Dinner at the National Arboretum Canberra, the dress code is black tie.


Registration does not cover any general delegate insurance. Delegates are recommended to secure their own general travel insurance. ATSE does not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.

Name badges

Name badges must be worn at all times during the ATSE New Fellows Showcase as this will be your entry ticket.

Registration desk

The registration and information desk will be open for the duration of the ATSE New Fellows Showcase and will serve as your main point of contact for all enquiries.