Two new Academy fellows elected from Faculty of Science

28 October 2014

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering has welcomed two University of Sydney academics from the Faculty of Science as new fellows.

As leaders in their field the Academy has elected Professor Anne Green, from the University's School of Physics and Professor Tony Weiss, from the School of Molecular Bioscience.

Anne Green is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sydney and has been a trailblazer for women in physics and, as the first female Head of the School of Physics, was a strong influence on research excellence. She has outstanding achievements in astronomy and telescope technology and made a significant impact on planning for the Square Kilometre Array.

Tony Weiss is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology and an outstanding scientific leader. He founded biotechnology company Elastagen to promote national and international technology development of his discoveries. He has an outstanding record of scientific achievement together with an impressive patent portfolio, a combination recognised with an array of national and international awards and prizes.

They join an impressive list of 25 fellows appointed for 2014 including prominent commercial innovators, professional and business leaders and high-ranking public sector figures.

Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb is among this year's appointments.

The Academy is 'an independent body of 800 eminent Australian engineers and scientists enhancing Australia's prosperity through technological innovation.'
Founded in 1976 as one of Australia's four learned Academies it was renamed in 1987 to incorporate engineering.

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