Event

SA: The Norton Jackson New Fellows Forum

South Australia

Event details

Date
Thursday 20 February 2020
Place and Time

National Wine Centre
Corner Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide

4:30pm for 5pm-7pm

Registration

$30 inc. GST per person including drinks and nibbles – Please note payment for dinner is required on registration.

Registrations close 5pm Monday 17 February 2020. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Enquiries

Professor Anton Middelberg
Academy SA Honorary Secretary
E: antonpjm@bigpond.com

Amelia Dean
Academy Events Coordinator
T: 03 9864 0919
E: events@atse.org.au

Speakers

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

David Lloyd is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design, Professor Lloyd has re-focused institutional culture to position UniSA as Australia’s university of enterprise and to shape its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation.

david lloyd

He was also appointed to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia. His latest appointment is as chair of the Committee for Adelaide which is dedicated to meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation.

He was also appointed to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia. His latest appointment is as chair of the Committee for Adelaide which is dedicated to meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities.

Professor Lloyd qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University. He additionally holds an MA (j.o.) from Trinity College and an Honorary Doctorate from the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s Unseen University.

Professor Andy Thomas
NASA Astronaut

After obtaining a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, followed by several years working in the US aerospace industry, Dr. Thomas was selected to join the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1992.

Following basic training, Dr. Thomas flew his first flight into space on a ten day science mission on board the space shuttle Endeavour in 1996.

This was followed in 1997 with a year undertaking cosmonaut training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia leading to a twenty week mission on the Mir space station in 1998.

andy thomas

His third flight came in 2001, the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station, and included a six hour space walk assembling components on the outside of the space station. Dr. Thomas flew his fourth space flight, also to the space station, on shuttle Discovery in 2005, the first return of the shuttle to flight flowing the tragic loss of the shuttle Columbia two years previously. As a professional astronaut Dr. Thomas has logged more than 177 days in space.