Recognition

University of Sydney alumni make a difference in Australia and around the world. Each year their contributions to society are formally recognised by the receipt of prestigious awards, including Australian awards such as the Australia Day Honours and the Queen's Birthday Honours, to international awards such as the Nobel Prize and the Rhodes Scholarship.

The Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies' Alumni of the Year program celebrates the achievements of our graduates.

  • 2009 Alumnus of the Year – Dr David Skellern
  • 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year (joint) – Simon Ratner
  • 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year (joint) – Ryan Junee
  • 2008 Alumnus of the Year (joint) – Nancy Bird-Walton
  • 2008 Alumnus of the Year (joint) – David Hind
  • 2007 Alumnus of the Year (joint) – Dr Greg Rogers
  • 2007 Alumnus of the Year (joint) – Charles (Sandy) Longworth
  • 2007 Young Alumna of the Year – Davina Rooney

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Alumni Honours

2014 Australia Day Honours

Officer (AO) in the general division
Dr John Grill AO
BSc(1966) BE(Civil)(1968) D.Eng.(Honoris Causa)(2010) DEng(2010)
Alumnus Dr John Grill he was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to engineering, and to business, to the minerals, energy and power supply industries, and as a supporter of advanced education and training".

2012 Australia Day Honours

Officer (AO) in the General Division
Dr David Skellern AO
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
BE (Elec) 1974, BSc 1972, PhD 1985
For distinguished service to science and engineering as a leading researcher, and to the design and development of world-leading information technology communications applications

Member (AM) in the General Division
Professor Michael Dureau
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
BE (Chem) 1966
For services to engineering, to professional education and research, and to the community, particularly through the RedR disaster relief organisation

Mr (David) Rhett Butler
BE (Mech) 1979, ME 1983
For service to the international community through the provision of sustainable water treatment solutions, humanitarian projects and emergency disaster relief efforts

2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Public Service Medal
The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees

Philip Aiken (PSM) BE(Chem), 1970
Robert Barr (PSM) BE(Elec), 1977

2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Stewart McLeod PSM (BE (Civil), Hons 1975

Read more about the University's Eminent alumni, Honoured alumni and view Alumni profiles and Alumni remembered.