Awards for Australian Innovators

More than 500 people attended the 2015 ATSE Clunies Ross Awards dinner at the Brisbane City Hall on 28 May to recognise some of the nation’s best achievements in commercialisation of innovation. Those ATSE honoured included Dr Cathy Foley  and Mr Keith Leslie – both from CSIRO – for their work on LANDTEM™, a highly sensitive magnetic detection device capable of detecting ore bodies with extremely weak magnetic fields.

Associate Professor Leigh Ward, from UQ, was honoured for his work using bioimpedence spectroscopy (BIS) to develop an accurate yet inexpensive tool for early detection of lymphoedema.

Professor Zhiguo Yuan, also from UQ, was awarded for his campaign to “put science in sewers" which has fundamentally changed industry's understanding and practice for sewer corrosion and odour management.

Associate Professor Jim Patrick received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of the original engineers who pioneered the development of the multichannel cochlear implant and is recognised as a world authority on cochlear implants.

2015 Clunies ross awards winners. From left to right: MR kEITH lESLIE, aSSOCIATE PROFESSOR lEIGH wARD, dR cATHY fOLEY, pROFESSOR zHIGOU YUAN AND aSSOCIATE pROFESSOR jIM pATRICK.

2015 Clunies ross awards winners. From left to right: MR kEITH lESLIE, aSSOCIATE PROFESSOR lEIGH wARD, dR cATHY fOLEY, pROFESSOR zHIGOU YUAN AND aSSOCIATE pROFESSOR jIM pATRICK.