16 new laureate fellows push the boundaries of research
The 2014 cohort of ARC Australian Laureate Fellows was announced by Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, in August at a ceremony in Adelaide.
The 16 new fellows awarded this year will undertake research programmes covering a broad range of disciplines tackling various challenges, including: transforming carbon dioxide into sustainable fuels; exploring how marine animals see for application in machines; and developing custom-design plant proteins.
Of the 16 Fellowships awarded, three will specifically undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research in addition to their research project.
This year, two Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowships were awarded — Professor Veena Sahajwalla from The University of New South Wales and Professor Kate Smith-Miles from Monash University. The recipient of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship was Professor Joy Damousi from The University of Melbourne.