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University Achievements

Members of the University community have been recognised for their outstanding achievements, winning a number of prestigious awards. We are proud to acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments of those achieving excellence in their field.

University of Adelaide Honorary Degrees

The Hon. Alexander Downer AC

Doctor of the University (honoris causa)
In acknowledgement of his exceptionally distinguished service to Australian society and to the University, including his service as former Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and as the longest serving Foreign Affairs Minister in Australia’s history.

Professor Jock Findlay AO

Doctor of the University (honoris causa)
In acknowledgement of his exceptionally distinguished service to society in scientific achievement, leadership and training in the field of reproductive biology, in professional leadership in science and medicine, and to the University.

Professor Jane Stapleton

Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)
In acknowledgement of her distinguished service to the law and the legal profession of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

2018 Science Excellence Awards

Dr Richard Hillis

2018 South Australian Scientist of the Year
Adjunct Professor at the Australian School of Petroleum, the University of Adelaide.
In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of mining exploration, and in particular his work to develop a safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly drill for Australia’s mining industry

Dr Benjamin Sparkes

Tall Poppy of the Year
Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences.

Dr Katharina Richter

PhD Research Excellence
Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, Adelaide Medical School

The Aboriginal Heritage Project

Excellence in Research Collaboration involving the University’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA

Jan Bell

Unsung Hero of SA – Science Communication
Australian Centre of Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology (ACARE)

Dr Liz Reed

Unsung Hero of SA – Science Communication
Faculty of Sciences

Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz

STEM Professional
School of Computer Science

 

South Australian Tall Poppy Awards

Dr Lewis Mitchell

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Katharina Richter

Early Career Researcher, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide Medical School

Dr Cameron Shearer

Research Fellow, School of Physical Sciences

Dr Benjamin Sparkes

Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences

 

Defence Science and Technology Prize for outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

Waddah Al-Ashwal, André Luiten, Fred Baynes, Martin O’Connor and Matt Young

The High Frequency Radar Team, Defence Science and Technology Group

 

Featured image:  SA Tall Poppy Award Winners L to R: Dr Cameron Shearer, Dr Katherina Richter (also a 2018 Science Excellence Award Winner), and Dr Lewis Mitchell

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