Sydney, September 18, 2014 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), recognized the academic research achievements of 17 young scientists at the 5th Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards.
The award ceremony, held earlier today at the National Convention Centre and in conjunction with the ARMS 2014 annual conference, was attended by guests representing Australia's and New Zealand's scientific community. Guest of honour Professor Aidan Bryne, Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Research Council, presented the awards.
With the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award Elsevier supports early career researchers in their quest to advance science across multiple disciplines. The awards also recognize the contributions made by the Australasia research community to the global scientific landscape.
The 2014 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards attracted high-quality submissions from across Australia and New Zealand, and were evaluated by independent panels of subject experts for each of the award categories. Elsevier provided quantitative analyses using data from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
The award recipients, representing academic research excellence in five different fields of science, are:
1. Humanities & Social Sciences
- Winner : Assc. Prof. David Revalds Lubans, The University of Newcastle
- Runner-up : Dr. Marie B. H. Yap, Monash University
- Second Runner-up : Assc. Prof. Julie Henry, The University of Queensland
- Second Runner-up : Prof. Paresh Kumar Narayan, Deakin University
2. Physical Sciences
- Winner : Prof. Ajayan Vinu, The University of Queensland
- Runner-up : Dr. Ryan Christopher Loxton, Curtin University
- Second Runner-up : Prof. Michael Breadmore, University of Tasmania
- Second Runner-up : Prof. Chris Power, The University of Western Australia
3. Engineering & Technology
- Winner : Dr. Shulei Chou, University of Wollongong
- Runner-up : Assc. Prof. Daniel Ernesto Quevedo, The University of Newcastle
- Second Runner-up : Dr. Bing Jie Ni, The University of Queensland
4. Life Sciences & Biological Sciences
- Winner : Dr. Kerrie Ann Wilson, The University of Queensland
- Runner-up : Assc. Prof. Mark Rowland Hutchinson, The University of Adelaide
- Second Runner-up : Assc. Prof. Oliver Rackham, The University of Western Australia
5. Medicine and Medical Sciences
- Winner : Dr. Tracy Lee Burrows, The University of Newcastle
- Runner-up : Prof. Steven Allender, Deakin University
- Second Runner-up : Dr. James Fielding, Australian National University
"ARMS values a stronger, vibrant research sector in the Australasian region, recognizing that it is underpinned by the research management profession," said Dr. Gayle Morris, President of ARMS. "This year's award recipients are notable examples of emerging and developing leading researchers who are actively contributing to and strengthening the research enterprise."
Dr. Anders Karlsson, Elsevier's Vice President of Global Academic Relations for Asia Pacific, said, "These young researchers have already made a significant impact within their academic community. Their future achievements will inevitably bring great benefits to the scientific community. Elsevier is privileged to be a part of their research workflow and looks forward to further supporting these young scientists with our high-quality content and solutions to realize their aspirations."
The Australasian Research Management Society is the professional society for specialists in management and administration of research. Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2000 people from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centres, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialization bodies and consultancies.
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