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NCI researchers among Australia’s best

Eight NCI researchers have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Along with just 13 other scientists from around Australia, Professors Michelle Coote, Matthew England, Alan Carey, Rose Amal, Hans Bachor, Peter Gill, Ivan Marusic and Craig Moritz have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to research.

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Professor Matt England.

“To be elected to the Australian Academy of Science is a true honour and I congratulate all of the new fellows,” said NCI Director, Professor Lindsay Botten.

“The fact that eight of the 21 new fellows use NCI facilities for their research is a real testament to the quality of the science that is performed here, particularly in chemistry, physics, engineering and climate science.”

“All of these scientists are doing amazing and significant work in their chosen fields – they are the Olympic athletes of science,” Academy President Suzanne Cory said.

The new fellows supported by NCI are:

Professor Michelle Coote, Australian National University
Elected for developing and applying accurate computational chemistry for modelling radical polymerization processes.

Professor Matthew England, University of New South Wales
Elected for his work on modelling the Southern Ocean and deep ocean ventilation, and its application to climate models.

Professor Alan Carey, Australian National University
Elected for his original research in several distinct areas of pure mathematics, particularly in infinite dimensional groups and their application to quantum field theory.

Professor Rose Amal, University of New South Wales
Elected for her outstanding contributions to photocatalysis and leadership in harnessing solar energy to purify water and generate Hydrogen 

Professor Hans Bachor, Australian National University
Elected for his pioneering work in quantum optics, which has opened new paths for quantum computing and quantum optical communication technologies.

Professor Peter Gill, Australian National University
Elected for his fundamental and applied research in quantum chemistry, the discipline in which the laws of quantum mechanics are applied to understand and predict molecular behaviour.

Professor Ivan Marusic, University of Melbourne
Elected for his contributions to fluid mechanics, most notably advancing our understanding of wall-bounded turbulent flows.

Professor Craig Moritz, Australian National University
Elected for his work to improve our understanding of evolutionary biology, particularly how new species arise and develop in different contexts.

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