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2023 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Trevor McDougall

Professor Trevor McDougall is the 2023 NSW Scientist of the Year

The eminent oceanographer received the award at the Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, held at Government House Sydney on Wednesday 15 November 2023.


Nominations for the 2024 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering Now Open

The Prizes recognise excellence in science, engineering and STEM education, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for NSW. Nominations close 20 May 2024.



Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Professor Gerry Swiegers presents 'A New Approach to Industrial Production of Green Hydrogen: Bubble-Free Capillary Water Electrolysis'.

Professor Gerry Swiegers, Chief Technical Officer, Hysata.


Natural Hazards Technology Program

New $1.89 million program supports NSW businesses field-testing technology to fight bushfires and floods.

A drone near an active bushfire.


Natural Hazards STEM Support Program

New $800,000 program supports STEM outreach for NSW school students, focusing on technology for natural hazards management and response.

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.