There are currently almost 900 Fellows, drawn from academia, industry, government and research organisations. They include Chief Scientists, CEOs, Vice-Chancellors, heads of research institutes and many other eminent people.
New Fellows are elected by the Fellowship on the basis of a range of criteria, always ensuring that newcomers can contribute to the Academy’s mission of applying science, technology and engineering to solve the big issues facing our nation in a fast-changing world.
Membership is a highly competitive process.
To manage this situation the Academy has a meticulous, merit-based, peer review process conducted by Fellows who are the nation’s leaders in science, technology and engineering.
Fellows are drawn from eight main sectors:
- Energy, Mining and Minerals Processing
- Water and Environment
- Information and Communications Technology
- Materials and Emerging Technologies
- Biotechnology and Human Health
- Primary Industries and Food Technology
- Entrepreneurship, Service and Education
The Academy normally elects 25 Fellows and a Foreign Fellow. From time to time, the Board elects an Honorary Fellow. Fellows are elected in time to be welcomed at the Academy’s annual general meeting, usually in November each year. Only current Fellows can nominate candidates.
Fellows nomination portal (Fellows only)
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New Fellows 2021
Announced 7.00pm AEDT Friday 26 November 2021
Elected by their peers, our new Fellows for 2021 represent an extraordinary breadth of expertise across engineering, applied science and technology.
Join us as we celebrate their life-long pursuit of excellence in their respective fields and welcome them to the Academy.