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ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellowships are the most prestigious scientific awards for excellence in Australia -- attracting and retaining world-class researchers and research leaders of international reputation. ARC Laureate Fellowships have been awarded to the following NSW researchers:

2019

In 2019, six of the 17 approved ARC Laureate Fellowships were awarded to researchers at NSW universities. They received $19,304,448 or 36% of the $53,753,052 in funding awarded by the Commonwealth. The NSW-based Laureates were:

Professor Kaarin Anstey

Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW Sydney

Professor Marcela Bilek

Professor Marcela Bilek, School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Sydney

Professor Liming Dai

Professor Liming Dai, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Professor Andrew Dzurak

Professor Andrew Dzurak, Director, UNSW Semiconductor Nanofabrication Facility, UNSW Sydney

Professor Jie Lu

Professor Jie Lu, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, UTS

Professor Belinda Medlyn

Professor Belinda Medlyn, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University (Georgina Sweet Award)

2018

In 2018, one of the 16 approved ARC Laureate Fellowships was awarded to a researcher at a NSW university. He received $3,007,316 or 6.5% of the $46,414,107 in funding awarded by the Commonwealth. The NSW-based Laureate was:

Professor Stephen Foley

Professor Stephen Foley, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University

2017

In 2017, six of the 17 approved ARC Laureate Fellowships were awarded to researchers at NSW universities. They received $17,319,950 or 36.8% of the ~$47 million in funding awarded by the Commonwealth. The NSW-based Laureates were:

Professor Jill Bennett

Professor Jill Bennett, Director, National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Sydney

Professor Paul Griffiths

Professor Paul Griffiths, Charles Perkins Centre Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

Professor Edward Holmes

Professor Edward Holmes, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

 Professor Fedor Sukochev

Professor Fedor Sukochev, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney

Professor Dacheng Tao

Professor Dacheng Tao, School of Computer Science, The University of Sydney

Professor George Willis

Professor George Willis, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle

2016

In 2016, two of the 16 approved ARC Laureate Fellowships were awarded to researchers at NSW universities. They received $4,937,213 or 11.2% of the total ~$44 million funding awarded by the Commonwealth. The NSW-based Laureates were:

 Professor David McAlpine

Professor David McAlpine, Director of Hearing Research at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

 Professor Branka Vucetic

Professor Branka Vucetic, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies, The University of Sydney (Georgina Sweet Award)

2015

In 2015, four of the 15 researchers awarded ARC Laureate Fellowships are from NSW universities. They secured $11.4 million or 27% of the total ~$42 million funding awarded by the Commonwealth. The NSW-based Laureates were:

Professor Ronald Rapee

Professor Ronald Rapee, Faculty of Human Sciences - Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

 Scientia Professor Justin Gooding

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding, School of Chemistry, UNSW Sydney

 Professor Steven Sherwood

Professor Steven Sherwood, Director of the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall

Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall, Faculty of Science - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney

2014

In 2014, six of the 16 awarded Laureates were based at NSW universities, securing 37% of available national funding awarded (over $42 million). The NSW-based Laureates were:

Professor Rose Amal

Professor Rose Amal, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Professor Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn

Professor Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn, Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIFA), The University of Sydney

Professor Ian Paulsen

Professor Ian Paulsen, Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre, Macquarie University

Professor Peter Robinson

Professor Peter Robinson, Complex Systems Group, School of Physics, The University of Sydney

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Centre for Sustainable Research & Technology, UNSW Sydney

Professor Antoine Van Oijen

Professor Antoine Van Oijen, School of Chemistry, The University of Wollongong