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Four winners at RACI awards

16 October 2020
Our chemistry researchers honoured by Royal Australian Chemical Institute
The awards recognise outstanding work in chemistry, from student achievement to career excellence.

Four University of Sydney researchers from the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, have received prestigious awards from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) this year.

RACI is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia, founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

Our 2020 award winners

Professor Michael Kassiou, Applied Research Award

The Applied Research Award is given to a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute who has contributed significantly towards innovation through applied research, or in industrial fields. Professor Kassiou is the Academic Director of the University of Sydney Drug Discovery Initiative and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow.

Dr Eddie Zwicker, Cornforth Award

The Cornforth Medal is awarded to a candidate who is judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in a branch of chemistry at an Australian university in the past 13 months. Dr Zwicker is now working in Germany as an application scientist.

Dr Lauren Macreadie, Rita Cornforth Lectureship

This award is offered to an outstanding female early-career chemist for an opportunity to gain broader recognition of their career achievements to date. Dr Macreadie is a post doctoral fellow in the School of Chemistry, working on supramolecular anion transport systems and MOFs. 

Associate Professor Ivan Kassal, LeFevre Memorial Award AAS/RACI

This award recognises outstanding research in chemistry by researchers up to 10 years post-PhD. Associate Professor Kassal is a member of the University of Sydney Nano Institute and heads up the Kassal Research Group, which investigates quantum dynamics in complex chemical systems.

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