Researcher of the Year Awards

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:56:00 +1000

Researchers based in Geelong, including those at Deakin University, are being encouraged to enter this year's Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year Awards.

Applications for the awards opened on August 1st and close on September 19th,

Now in their eighth year, the awards have become a key part of the growing research activities in and around the Geelong region.

In 2012, there are seven award categories, with one winner from each category.

In addition, one of the winners will be named Researcher of the Year and a second winner will receive a Highly Commended award.

Last year's Researcher of the Year was Professor Wei Duan from Deakin and the Highly Commended award went to his colleague, Dr Tania de Koning-Ward.

This year's awards will be presented at the Researcher of the Year dinner on October 26th.

The guest speaker this year will be Victoria's first Australian Laureate Fellow and the director of the Institute for Frontier Materials, Professor Peter Hodgson.

The  award categories are:

  • One Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Early Researcher
  • Smart Technology
  • Living with a Disability
  • Health and Lifestyle
  • Save the Planet

Application forms and more details.


Professor Lee Astheimer presents Nisa Salim with her Early Career Researcher award last year.
Professor Lee Astheimer presents Nisa Salim with her Early Career Researcher award last year.
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  • Now in their eighth year, the awards have become a key part of the growing research activities in and around the Geelong region.
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