Jim Piper Award for Excellence in Research Leadership (2014 Award Winner)

Professor Quentin Parker, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Quentin Parker joined Macquarie in 2002 as the joint AAO/MQ lecturer in astronomy from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. His research activities are mainly in Wide Field Astronomy and astronomical instrumentation, including large-scale galaxy surveys, supernova remnants and especially Planetary Nebulae (PN). He has supervised 13 PhD students to successful completion since 2005 and is director of the ERA 5 MQ research centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics & Astrophotonics (MQAAAstro). The MQ PN group he leads is arguably the world’s strongest due to many major results (e.g. of the 2000+ PN articles since 2008 MQ group members are on 6 of the top 15 in terms of impact).

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