Awards and prizes

2013

25-year Service Award from the University

Mr Tibor Kibedi was awarded a 25-year Service Award from the University.

HIAF Endowment Career Development Award

Dr Peter Linardakis was awarded the 2013 HIAF Endowment Career Development Award.

RSPE Directors Award

Alan Cooper

For exceptional innovations in particle accelerators and amazing support to the School succession initiatives.

2012

Elizabeth Williams

Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS)

The ACT young tall poppy science award

A big congratulations to Elizabeth Williams for winning The ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2012 awarded by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science! Liz was presented her trophy and certificate last Thursday evening (16th Aug) at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Liz is now listed as an expert in her research area with the Australian Science Media Centre and she will participate in voluntary outreach events organised by the AIPS.

2011

ANU media awards

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young, has recognised the contribution that staff make to the level of public debate through the annual media awards.

Congratulations to Professor Aidan Byrne and Professor George Dracoulis for winning the awards "Best response from a media event 2011". This award is for their dealings with the media during the Japan tsunami crisis.

Staff excellence award

25 years of service award

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Stuchbery for his outstanding service to the Department and The University over this time

Fellowship in the American Physical Society

Congratulations to Professor David Hinde for being elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. This election is in recognition for his sustained contributions to the physics of fusion reactions below the Coulomb Barrier.

Nanda Dasgupta

Laureate fellowship

Our hearty congratulations to Professor Nanda Dasgupta on the award this week of a prestigious Laureate Fellowship presented by the Minister for Science, Senator Kim Carr. Nanda was one of 17 recipients nationwide in what is a very competitive process that selects the top performing Australian Scientists in 2011. Well done Nanda!

2010

Vice Chancellor's award for career achievement

Congratulations to Mr Alan Cooper for receiving the Vice Chancellor's award for career achievement. This award is to encourage, promote and recognise the outstanding career achievement and professional development of staff while at the University. This award acknowledges the value the University places on the skills, knowledge, expertise and outstanding work performance of academic and general staff, including their career potential and commitment to the University. The award ceremony will be held Tuesday 16 November 2010, 5 - 7pm, The Hall, University House.

2009

George Dracoulis

The Chancellor’s award

Congratulations to Professor George Dracoulis on being awarded the 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University. This award recognises staff and alumni of the University whose contributions to the economic, cultural, scientific or social development of Australia or the international community have demonstrated distinguished service of a high degree. Prof Dracoulis received this in recognition of research leadership and distinguished contributions to Nuclear Physics and to Australian Science

2008

John Carver seminar series

Congratulations to Maurits Evers for winning the 2008 John Carver seminar series! The John Carver seminar series is a prestigious competition held annually at The Australian National University and is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research to their colleagues and academic staff. Prize winners may be invited to present their talk at the equivalent competition run by the NSW branch of the Australian Institute of Physics or at a regular meeting of the ACT branch of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Ramin Rafiei

Robert and Helen Crompton travel scholarship

Congratulations to Ramin Rafiei for winning the 2008 Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Robert and Helen Crompton travel scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding PhD scholar for international scientific collaboration as well as to act as an Australian National University ambassador in their particular field of research.
Anna Wilson

Australian Learning and Teaching Council award for teaching excellence

Dr Anna Wilson has been presented with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence. The Australian Awards for University Teaching acknowledge the vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning, from undergraduate teaching to research supervision. The Awards provide recognition and support to a range of teachers acknowledged by their colleagues as making an outstanding difference to the learning experiences of their students.

Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation

Congratulations to Dr Anna Wilson for receiving an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation award. The citations are for outstanding contributions to student learning and Dr Wilson has been recognised for making physics accessible and relevant to students at all levels of the undergraduate program.

2007

George Dracoulis

Australian Nuclear Association's Annual Award

Congratulations to Professor George Dracoulis on being presented with the Australian Nuclear Association's Annual Award in December 2007. The Award recognises Professor Dracoulis' outstanding contributions to research, research supervision and international research collaboration in nuclear physics, especially in the areas of nuclear spectroscopy and in atomic structure.
At the Award ceremony November 22 2007. Back row (L to R) G. Lane, R. Turkentine, A. Muirhead, J. Ophel, D. Hinde, J. Bockwinkel, J. Heighway. Front row (L to R) A. Stuchbery, T. Kibédi, D. Weisser, N.i Lobanov, A. Cooper, G. Dracoulis At the Award ceremony November 22 2007. Back row (L to R) G. Lane, R. Turkentine, A. Muirhead, J. Ophel, D. Hinde, J. Bockwinkel, J. Heighway. Front row (L to R) A. Stuchbery, T. Kibédi, D. Weisser, N.i Lobanov, A. Cooper, G. Dracoulis Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr David Weisser and Dr Tibor Kibédi receiving Australian Engineering Excellence Award on behalf of LINAC Team from National President Engineers Australia Mr Rolfe Hartley Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr David Weisser and Dr Tibor Kibédi receiving Australian Engineering Excellence Award on behalf of LINAC Team from National President Engineers Australia Mr Rolfe Hartley

Engineers Australia

Australian Engineering Excellence Award

Australian Engineering Excellence Award 2007 has been awarded to the superconducting LINAC-booster for National Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility team of the Department of Nuclear Physics. It was presented at a special ceremony at Parliament House on 22nd of November 2007.

The LINAC team includes: Dr David Weisser, Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr Tibor Kibédi, Dr Paul Davidson, Dr Gordon Foote, Mr Alistair Muirhead, Mr Robert Turkentine, Mr Justin Heighway, Mr Howard Wallace, Mr Alan Cooper, Mr John Bockwinkel, Mr David Anderson and Mr Dennis Gibson.

Many other academic and technical staff of the Department of Nuclear Physics and technical personnel from Electronics Unit and Mechanical Workshop of Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering have made a valuable contribution along the way.

ANU Vice-Chancellor's Career Achievement Award

Aidan Byrne Professor Aidan Byrne

Congratulations to Professor Aidan Byrne on being awarded on of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Career Achievement. The Vice-Chancellor presented Professor Byrne with the award at a special Staff Awards Ceremony held at University House on the 8 November 2007.

The Career achievement award recognises outstanding work performance and professional career development of University staff. The Award acknowledges the value the University places on the skill, knowledge, expertise and work performance of academic and general staff, as well as their future career potential and commitment to the University.

The Australian National University 40-Year Service Medallion

The Vice-Chancellor presented Mr Alan Harding and Mr John Kennedy with the 40-year Service Medallion at the Staff Awards Ceremony held at University House on the 8 November 2007.

The 40-year Service Medallion acknowledges the commitment and achievement of staff members who have worked at ANU for at least 40 years.

Canberra Division 2007 Engineering Excellence Award

Dr Tibor Kibédi and Dr Nikolai Lobanov representing LINAC Team with all winning teams of Canberra Division 2007 Engineering Excellence Awards Dr Tibor Kibédi and Dr Nikolai Lobanov representing LINAC Team with all winning teams of Canberra Division 2007 Engineering Excellence Awards

Canberra Division 2007 Engineering Excellence Award has been awarded to the Superconducting LINAC-booster for National Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility Team of the Department of Nuclear Physics. This award was presented at a special ceremony on 20th September 2007.

The LINAC Team includes: Dr David Weisser, Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr Tibor Kibédi, Dr Paul Davidson, Dr Gordon Foote, Mr Alistair Muirhead, Mr Robert Turkentine, Mr Justin Heighway, Mr Howard Wallace, Mr Alan Cooper, Mr John Bockwinkel, Mr David Anderson and Mr Dennis Gibson.

Many other academic and technical staff of the Department of Nuclear Physics and technical personnel from Electronics Unit and Mechanical Workshop of Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering has made a valuable contribution to the success of this project.

ACT Government New Technology and Innovation Award

Dr Nikolai Lobanov and Dr Tibor Kibédi receiving ACT Government New Technology and Innovation Award on behalf of LINAC Team from ACT Chief Minister Mr Jon Stanhope MLA and President Engineers Australia Mr Bob Nairn Dr Nikolai Lobanov and Dr Tibor Kibédi receiving ACT Government New Technology and Innovation Award on behalf of LINAC Team from ACT Chief Minister Mr Jon Stanhope MLA and President Engineers Australia Mr Bob Nairn

ACT Government New Technology and Innovation Award has been awarded to the Superconducting LINAC-booster for National Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility Team of the Department of Nuclear Physics for invention of innovative accelerating structures, perfection of the resonators rf control systems, rigorous engineering of the cryogenic system and development of effective superconducting coating technologies. This award was presented at a special ceremony on 20th September 2007.

The LINAC Team includes: Dr David Weisser, Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr Tibor Kibédi, Dr Paul Davidson, Dr Gordon Foote, Mr Alistair Muirhead, Mr Robert Turkentine, Mr Justin Heighway, Mr Howard Wallace, Mr Alan Cooper, Mr John Bockwinkel, Mr David Anderson and Mr Dennis Gibson.

2006

ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr Anna Wilson has been awarded one of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching for 2006. The award follows nomination by undergraduate students and is intended to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching at The Australian National University.
Kate and Anna with a Solar House Gnome Kate and Anna with a Solar House Gnome

The Inaugural Annual College of Science Teaching Prize

Congratulations go to the team from physics Dr Anna Wilson, Dr Kate Wilson and Mr Andrew Papworth for winning (joint with BoZo) the Inaugural Annual College of Science Teaching Team Prize. This prize is in recognition for their outstanding work in revitalising undergraduate learning in laboratory-based physics.

Anna Wilson holds a joint appointment with the Department of Nuclear Physics.

Mahananda Dasgupta Dr Mahananda Dasgupta

The Australian Academy of Science Pawsey Medal

Dr Mahananda Dasgupta has been awarded the Pawsey Medal for 2006.

The Pawsey Medal recognises the contributions to science in Australia by the late Dr J.L. Pawsey, FAA. Its purpose is to recognise outstanding research in physics by scientists under 40 years at the closing date, except in the case of significant interruptions to a research career. The award is made annually and is restricted to candidates who are normally resident in Australia and for research conducted mainly in Australia.

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2005

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Innovation and Service Quality

The team pictured with the Vice-Chancellor and Professor Dracoulis The team pictured with the Vice-Chancellor and Professor Dracoulis

The Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Innovation and Service Quality for 2005 has been awarded to the National Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility team of the Department of Nuclear Physics. This award was presented at a special ceremony on 3 November 2005.

The Department of Nuclear Physics National Heavy Ion Facility Team includes: Dr David Weisser, Dr Nikolai Lobanov, Dr Gordon Foote, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Dr Paul Davidson, Mr John Bockwinkel, Mr Alan Cooper, Mr Alan Harding, Mr Justin Heighway, Mr John Kennedy, Mr Lorenzo Lariosa, Mr Alistair Muirhead, Mr Robert Turkentine, Mr Howard Wallace and Mrs Marjorie O'Neill.

2004

George Dracoulis Professor George Dracoulis

Australian Institute of Physics

2004 Walter Boas Medal

Professor George Dracoulis of The Australian National University has been awarded the 2004 BOAS Medal for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of nuclear structure. His work in this area has ensured that the Nuclear Physics Department at The Australian National University is amongst the foremost nuclear structure laboratories in the world.

The award was established to promote excellence in Physics in Australia and to perpetuate the name of Walter Boas.

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Nanda Dasgupta Dr Nanda Dasgupta

Australian Institute of Physics

Women in physics lecturer

Dr Nanda Dasgupta has been selected as the Women in Physics Lecturer for 2004.

The Committee was very impressed with Nanda's excellent achievements as a physicist as well as her commitment and interest to service and outreach activities.

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2003

Australian Academy of Science

2003 Lyle Medal

George Dracoulis Professor George Dracoulis

The Lyle Medal recognises the contribution of Sir Thomas Ranken Lyle, FRS, to Australian science and industry generally and in particular to his own fields of physics and mathematics. The purpose of the medal is to recognise outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics.

The 2003 medal was presented to Professor George Dracoulis FAA for research on the structure of atomic nuclei. Professor Dracoulis is Head of the Department of Nuclear Physics at ANU.

The citation read:

George Dracoulis has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei. His research has been characterised by the development of techniques for the selective formation of nuclei and the determination of their properties. This work has ensured that the nuclear laboratory at The Australian National University has a place among the foremost nuclear structure laboratories in the world.

Professor Dracoulis was presented with the Lyle Medal during the Australian Academy of Science Annual General Meeting and 50th Anniversary celebrations from 5-7 May, 2004.

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2001

Professor John Newton and Professor George Dracoulis Professor John Newton and Professor George Dracoulis

Australian Federal Government

Centenary medals

Professors John Newton and George Dracoulis were both awarded Centenary Medals, struck to mark the centenary of Federation and "the achievements of a broad cross-section of the Australian community at the commencement of the new century".

The citations read:

John Newton - For service to Australian Society and science in Nuclear Structure Physics

George Dracoulis - For service to Australian Society and science in Nuclear Physics

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