The Australian Academy of Science has announced the University of Newcastle’s Professor Kevin Galvin as the recipient of the 2012 Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for contributions to Australian science.
Professor Kevin Galvin is the inventor of the Reflux Classifier, a novel fluidized bed system offering a broad range of benefits in a wide range of applications.
The Ian Wark Medal and Lecture recognises the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian Wark, CMG, CBE, FAA, FTSE.
The award pays tribute to research which contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both. The award is normally made every two years.
The award of the Ian Wark medal is in recognition of Professor Galvin’s research and development leading to the invention and utilisation by industry of the Reflux Classifier.
Award winners will receive their medals at the Academy's annual conference from 2 to 4 May in 2012.
For more information about the Academy’s 2012 awards visit: http://science.org.au/news/media/6december11-2.html