Research Awards

Research Awards

2017 Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Awards

We are pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the 2017 Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Awards.

Nomination process

Nominations must come from the Head of Department and be emailed to sci.research@mq.edu.au. Nominations should include a half-page statement from the Head of Department and a CV (maximum 15-pages).

Nominations for the 2017 Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards are automatically entered into the 2017 Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Excellence Awards.

In addition to any such automatic entries, each Department may nominate one additional person per category.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 17 November 201.

Nominations will be assessed by a panel, and winners will be announced at the End of Year Function on Friday, 24 November, 12-2pm in MUSE, C7A Level 3 Function Room.

The categories for the 2017 Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Excellence Awards are:

  • The Excellence in Research Award recognises excellence in scholarly research, the creation and application of research outcomes, the discovery of new knowledge or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way to generate new concepts, methodologies and understanding. 
  • The Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision Award recognises our outstanding Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervisors who enable our HDR candidates to achieve their highest potential.
  • The Early Career Researcher Award recognises outstanding performance in research by an early career researcher who is within five years post-completion (formal award) of their PhD or MPhil degree. (Nominees must be within five years post-completion/formal award of their PhD or MPhil degree. Award date after 1 December 2012.)
  • The Excellence in Higher Degree Research Award recognises outstanding research undertaken by a current higher degree research candidate. The research activity can be in any field and must have been developed at Macquarie in the past four years.
  • The Award for Excellence in Research Leadership recognizes, encourages and rewards those researchers who are on a path to becoming research leaders at Macquarie. (Nominees must be more than five and less than 15 years post-completion/formal award of their PhD or MPhil degree. Award date after 1 December 2002.)
  • Excellence in Innovative Research Partnership Award. The partnerships must be between Macquarie University and external groups including: industry; local, state or Commonwealth government; schools; community groups; NGOs; international organisations; and external partnerships involving commercialisation of intellectual property derived from research by University staff and students.
  • 2017 WINNERS

    EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH - TIE ·

    • Winner: Smart Green Cities: Michelle Leishman, Lesley Hughes, Linda Beaumont, Rachael Gallagher, Leigh Staas, Alessandro Ossola, Hugh Burley.Winner: Karu Esselle – Engineering Research

    HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH SUPERVISION

    • Winner: Mark Dras – Computing Research

    EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER

    • Winner: Jemma Geoghegan – Biology
    • Highly Commended: Mohsen Asadina – Engineering 

    HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH - Three-way TIE

    • Ed Moh – Mol Sci
    • Maria Kovaleva – EngineerinG
    • Paul Harvey – Environmental Sciences

    EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

    • Winner: Andrew Barron – Biology
    • Winner: Ian Wright – Biology
    • High Commended: Kirstie Fryirs – Env Sci
    • Highly commended: Thomas Volz – Phy & Ast

    EXCELLENCE in INNOVATIVE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

    • Winner: Phillip Taylor – Biology
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