Physics leader wins Telstra business award
Professor Tanya Monro, Director of the University's Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS), will head to the national finals of the prestigious Telstra Business Women's Awards this month after winning one of the awards at state level.
Professor Monro is recognised in the international scientific community for breakthroughs in optical fibre research. The Institute brings together 130 physicists, chemists and biologists to research sensing technologies.
An ARC Federation Fellow, since 2005 Professor Monro has generated more than $65 million in research funding and won numerous awards for her work.
At the 2010 Telstra South Australia Business Women's Awards, held in Adelaide last month, Professor Monro won the White Pages Community and Government Award.
Telstra Chief Marketing Officer and Telstra Business Women's Awards Ambassador Kate McKenzie said the winners of the South Australian awards were a diverse group of successful business women whose achievements provided inspiration for the careers of countless others.
"Since 1995, the Telstra Business Women's Awards have celebrated the achievements of outstanding Australian business women," Ms McKenzie said.
"The finalists from South Australia this year join the tradition of women who have made significant contributions both across the state and within their local communities."
All of the South Australian winners proceed to the national finals of the 2010 Telstra Business Women's Awards, which will be announced in Melbourne on 11 November.