ANU Tall Poppies the pick of the bunch

Three ANU researchers have won 2011 ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Dr Cormac Corr, Dr Gonzalo Estillo and Dr Liana Leach were named at a ceremony held on 17 August.

Dr Corr from the Research School of Physics and Engineering was rewarded for his work on plasma – the fourth state of matter – to improve engineering, technology and clean energy applications. Plasma plays a critical role in advanced technologies such as TV-displays, mobile phones, solar-cells and biomedicine. Plasma also has great potential to provide electrical power through fusion energy, with negligible CO2 emissions.

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise the achievements of outstanding young researchers in the sciences including technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research.

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