Fellows formally admitted to Australian Academy of Science

23 November 2022
It’s Science at the Shine Dome’s first in-person event since 2019
The Australian Academy of Science has welcomed three rounds of University of Sydney fellows into its ranks in admission ceremonies at this year's Science at the Shine Dome event in Canberra.

The special event on Tuesday saw elected fellows from 2022, 2021 and 2020 receive their moment in the limelight – recognising their outstanding contributions to science – and marked the first time the event has run in-person since 2019.

The fellows signed their names into the Charter Book and were formally admitted into the academy by its President, Professor Chennupati Jagadish.

The three-day event, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, kicked off with admission ceremonies on day one.

Fellows elected in 2022 are giving presentations on Wednesday, followed by the Gala Dinner at the Great Hall of Parliament House where medals will be handed to awardees of the Macfarlane Burnet Medal, Matthew Flinders Medal and the Ruby Payne-Scott Medal.

Three award lectures will be given by awardees from 2020 and 2022 on Thursday, including the University of Sydney’s Professor Steve Simpson who has won this year’s MacFarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture.

Below are the University of Sydney awardees and fellows elected over the past three years.

2022 fellows

Professor Kathy Belov, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global and Research Engagement), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Marcela Bilek, School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Physics

Professor Albert Zomaya, School of Computer Science

Professor John Cannon, School of Mathematics & Statistics

Professor Emma Johnston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Further details on the 2022 fellows can be found here.

MacFarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture

Professor Steve Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2021 fellows

Professor Glenda Halliday, Brain and Mind Centre

Professor Hala Zreiqat, Director, ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering, School of Biomedical Engineering

Further details on the 2021 fellows can be found here.

David Craig Medal and Lecture

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, School of Chemistry and Sydney Nano Institute

Christopher Heyde Medal

Associate Professor Kevin Coulembier, School of Mathematics & Statistics

2020 fellows

Professor Tim Bedding, School of Physics            

Professor Kate Jolliffe, Associate Dean Research Education, School of Chemistry

Further details on the 2020 fellows can be found here.

The University of Sydney is a major event partner of the Science at the Shine Dome 2022 Gala Dinner. 

Philip Ritchie

Media Adviser (Science)

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