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Two Curtin world-leading researchers named Academy Fellows

Media release

Two leading Curtin researchers responsible for major advances in the resources and construction industries have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran and CEO of the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) Professor Keith Hampson were named among the new elections to the Academy today.

Professor Moran is recognised as a global leader in sustainable water management in the resources industry and Professor Hampson is acknowledged around the world for translating research into practice for the construction industry.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry congratulated Professor Moran and Professor Hampson on being named Academy Fellows.

“Academy Fellows are awarded to the most influential names in technological sciences and engineering and I am delighted that Professor Moran and Professor Hampson have been recognised with this tremendous honour,” Professor Terry said.

“Both Professor Moran and Professor Hampson have demonstrated exceptional leadership and a commitment to important research that is making a real difference in their respective fields. Their election as Academy Fellows is testament to this hard work and I congratulate them both for their significant contributions to research and advances in the resources and construction industries.”

Academy President Professor Hugh Bradlow welcomed their election, saying the new Fellows strengthened the Academy’s aim of ensuring that Australia remains a world-leading technology economy.

“We’re motivated by what’s best for our nation’s future. And we do that by bringing together the brightest minds in technology, engineering and science to offer impartial, evidence-based, and practical advice,” Professor Bradlow said.

The Curtin recipients will be among 25 leading experts to be formally welcomed into the Academy at its annual meeting in Melbourne on November 23.

For more information about the Academy Fellows, visit here.