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The Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards - 2013

 

The Scopus Young Researcher Awards are part of an Elsevier global initiative to support early career researchers, with the intention of supporting young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines.  The Young Researcher Awards has been designed to recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in Australasia who have made significant contributions in their areas of research.

The winners and finalists for the Awards are selected by an independent panel of three experts per category. Applicants will be evaluated largely based on the key criteria; research impact (taking into account the average number of citations per paper, M-index which is derived from SciVal Strata and H-index which is derived from Scopus. Elsevier’s abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature), external impact, and esteem contribution. 

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Winners of The Scopus Young Researcher Awards 2013
   

Humanities and Social Sciences

Winner

Dr. Zenobia Jacobs, University of Wollongong, Australia
Research area: Human Evolution/OSL Dating

"I have long been fascinated by where we as a human species come from, when we first appeared on the evolutionary ladder, how we have evolved over time and how the environment has played a role in moulding our development. Unknowingly, my initial interest in these fields of enquiry was sparked as a child growing up in the unblemished natural bushland of Kruger National Park and exposure to scattered remnants of iron and copper smelting furnaces of the more recent Iron Age in South Africa....."

 

The full story of Dr. Jacobs' research journey and pictures - click here!

 
 First Runner-up Assc. Professor David Revalds Lubans, University of Newcastle, Australia
Research area: Physical Activity, Health and Nutrition
Second Runner-up Assc. Professor Scott David Brown, University of Newcastle, Australia
Research area: Mathematical Psychology
 
 

Physical Sciences

Winner

Professor Bryan Gaensler, University of Sydney, Australia
Research area: Astronomy 

" I have wanted to be an astronomer since I was about five years old. My parents started it, when they gave me an amazing book called “The Album of Astronomy”. I was hooked.

More than three decades later, it’s still a constant thrill when I get to tell people that I’m an astrophysicist – that I get paid to look at stars for a living. But the journey to this point and the work that I pursue have been very different from what I could have imagined as that five-year old......"

The full story of Professor Gaensler's research journey and pictures - click here!

   
First Runner-up

Professor Michael Breadmore, University of Tasmania, Australia
Research Area: Electro-chemistry

Second Runner-up Professor Matt Alistair King, University of Tasmania, Australia
Research area: Geodesy
 
 

Engineering and Technology

Winner

Dr. Da-Wei Wang, University of Queensland, Australia
Research area: Electrochemicals Materials and Nanotechnology

" At the moment when I started to do research, I didn't know I will stick with it for the next decade. Now, I can see it is going to be with me in my rest life. At the very beginning, the road of my research was painful. That feeling was like looking for a little candle in a dark forest. But at the second I saw the light, I realized that research was so amazing. I became addicted to doing experiment and could never give it up."

The full story of Dr. Wang's research journey and pictures - click here!

   
First Runner-up Dr. Qiaoliang Bao, Monash University, Australia
Research area: Materials Physics and Chemistry
Second Runner-up Professor Zaiping Guo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Research area: Energy Storage Materials & Chemical Engineering
 
 

Life Sciences and Biological Sciences

Winner

Dr. Barry William Brook, University of Adelaide, Australia
Research area: Global Environmental Change

" I have always been enthralled by the great diversity of the natural world; the myriad variety of plants and animals of the Australian environment, the wondrous forms of past life represented by fossils, and the frontier of great unknowns embodied by outer space. The more I found out about the nature of things, the more I wanted to know. So I suppose it was inevitable that I was going to become a scientist, where discovery is an integral part of the job description."

The full story of Dr. Brook's research journey and pictures - click here!

   
First Runner-up Professor Sean Richard Connolly, James Cook University, Australia
Research area: Marine Ecology
Second Runner-up Dr Suresh Mathivanan, La Trobe, Australia
Research area: Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
 

 

Medicine and Medical Sciences

 

Winner

Assc.Professor Jodie Louise Simpson, University of Newcastle, Australia
Research area: Asthma and Inflammation

" My career in research didn’t start in the traditional way. I grew up in a small town and was the first in my family to study at university. All I knew was that I wanted to study science, and so I did, I had a lot of curiosity – but I don’t think I even knew what research was!....I also learnt the importance of persistence– the paper I wrote describing four patterns of inflammation in asthma is one of the highest cited papers in my track record – the journal’s impact factor does not represent the impact of the research – and it is so important to keep going until you get your work published. My mentor recently reminded me if your work is not published – then it didn’t happen. "

The full story of Assc.Professor Simpson's research journey and pictures - click here!

   
First Runner-up Professor Steven Allender, Deakin University, Australia
Research area: Obesity Prevention
Second Runner-up Dr Enzo Porrello, University of Queensland, Australia
Research area: Cardiac Regeneration

 


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