Esteemed duo recognised during graduation ceremonies
The University of Adelaide will this week present Honorary Doctorates to former Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Megan Clark AC, and renowned chemist, Dr Graeme Moad AC.
The presentations will be made during student graduation ceremonies, which are continuing at historic Bonython Hall this week.
The University of Adelaide’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students who are taking part in a graduation ceremony, along with those who have graduated but are unable to attend.
“Graduating from University is a special moment in anyone’s life and is wonderful recognition for all the hard work and sacrifices that a student has put in over the years.
“We will watch proudly as our graduates take the next step in their journeys and become the leaders of their generation.
“We are also honoured to recognise the achievements of Dr Megan Clark and Dr Graeme Moad with Honorary Doctorates to the University.”
Dr Clark received her Honorary Doctorate on Monday, 8 May, while Dr Moad will receive his on Thursday, 11 May.
Dr Megan Clark AC
Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) in honour of her enormous contribution to scientific research, development and leadership. The former Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Clark has been a champion for the power of science, technology, engineering and maths to transform societies, build communities and chart a brighter future. Dr Clark was the first female Chief Executive Officer of the CSIRO. In 2014, Dr Clark was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for her services to scientific research and development.
Dr Graeme Moad AC FAA FTSE
Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) in recognition of more than four decades of innovation at the forefront of polymer chemistry in Australia and internationally. His outstanding research in polymer design and synthesis has revolutionised the field and has led to broad commercial impact in many sectors. In his current role at CSIRO, Dr Moad is a project leader for Strategic Polymer Synthesis and the Catalytic Depolymerization project within CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission. Dr Moad was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2022 for eminent service to science, particularly polymer design and synthesis and radical polymerization, education through mentoring and to professional scientific organisations.
All of the University of Adelaide’s graduation ceremonies can be viewed online via livestream: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/live/
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