Division of Science Awards - Chemistry recipients
Monday 23 November 2015
The Division of Sciences Inaugural Awards were held at Arana College on 20 November. Chemistry was awarded five awards
- Professor Keith Gordon - Researcher of the Year.
The Researcher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding research performance by a Principal Investigator within the Division of Sciences. Recognition will focus on scientific impact of research outputs over the course of 2014.
- Dr Carla Meledandri - Early-Career Teacher of the Year
This award recognises outstanding tertiary teaching by an emerging teacher within the Division of Sciences. Recognition will focus on distinction in the delivery of high-quality teaching that engages students and results in exceptional learning experiences.
- Professor Lyall Hanton and Associate Professor Stephen Moratti - Industry Links Award
The Industry Links Award recognizes outstanding commercialisation outcomes of a researcher’s invention and/or exceptional R&D collaborations between a researcher and Industry. Any research staff in the Division of Sciences whose invention was made at the University of Otago and commercialised may be eligible. Selection will be made on the basis of the nominal value of the commercialisation or R&D project and its likely impact on society (e.g., number of people affected by the invention).
- Dr Dave Warren - Community Engagement Award
The Community Engagement Award gives recognition to engagement with and service to the general public, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Any staff member (general, academic) in the Division of Sciences who has met the research and teaching performance expectations, but excelled beyond expectation in the area of community engagement may be nominated for this Award. Engagement recognition will focus on leadership, initiative and impact of community engagement.
- Jamie Lewis - Best Research Paper - postgraduate student
The Best Research Paper Award recognizes outstanding scholarship associated with a single research paper (first published online in 2014) by a postgraduate student within the Division of Sciences.