‘GI Jennie’, ‘Ant Man’, and the man who unboiled an egg to join Australia’s science luminaries—22 May 2018

The ARC congratulates the 21 scientists—including Professor Anne Kelso, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council as well as many ARC-funded researcherselected as 2018 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) for their outstanding contributions to science. 

The list of new Fellows includes 18 researchers who have received ARC support during their research careers, including Australian Laureate Fellows Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla (pictured), Professor Dacheng Tao, Professor Peter Cawood, Professor Lloyd Hollenberg, Scientia Professor Richard Bryant, and Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen; Federation Fellow Professor Bostjan Kobe; and Future Fellow Professor Martina Stenzel. 

Australian Academy of Science President, Professor Andrew Holmes congratulated the new Fellows for making significant and lasting impacts in their scientific disciplines.

“These scientists were elected by their Academy peers, following a rigorous evaluation process,” Professor Holmes said.

“From 23 Founding Fellows in 1954, the election this year of our new Fellows brings our total number of living Fellows to 568. They join a prestigious group—six Nobel Prize winners and luminaries including Sir Mark Oliphant, Professor Nancy Millis, Sir Douglas Mawson, Professor Frank Fenner and Sir David Attenborough.”

Media issued by the Australian Academy of Science.


Visit the Australian Academy of Science website to view short citations and videos of all elected fellows.

Image: ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow Veena Sahajwalla.
Credit: Scientia Professsor Veena Sahajwalla.


Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018