University experts take top honours in science excellence

Professor Qiao is the Chair of Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Shizhang Qiao has been named as SA Scientist of the Year in this year’s Science Excellence and Innovation Awards.

“I would like to congratulate Professor Qiao for being named as the SA Scientist of the Year. He has made a significant contribution in the field of materials science,” said Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide.

“Professor Qiao’s work has impact around the world. He has demonstrated outstanding leadership in undertaking world-class research that improves the lives of people by tackling to one of society’s challenges.”

“Professor Qiao and all our experts honoured in this year’s Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, are an inspiration to future generations of young scientists.”

Professor Qiao is the Chair of Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. His transformative work in materials science for energy conversion and storage technologies successfully brings together materials engineering, physical chemistry, electrochemistry and quantum chemistry.

The University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) has won the Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration award.

AIML’s Industry Solutions team works collaboratively with South Australian business leaders and their staff to expand in-house capability and create commercial growth through smart application of data.

The team consists of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning experts, engineers and business development professionals from AIML at the University of Adelaide. Their work with Rising Sun Pictures has propelled them to the forefront of cutting-edge visual effects and animation, translating to increased revenue and client confidence.

The University of Adelaide is a community of world-leading researchers who contribute to it being consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world.

The Science Excellence and Innovation Awards recognise the work of inspiring science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) leaders and teams working in research and education institutions, schools, industry and the community. They highlight the diversity of scientific endeavour and research in South Australia.


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