In the lead up to the 2015 Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards, This Week is profiling nominees each week before winners are announced at an Awards Dinner on Wednesday 4 November.
This week, we focus on two award categories: the Excellence in Research Award – Engineering, Medicine and Science, the Excellence in Research Award – Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision.
Excellence in Research award
This Excellence in Research award category recognises excellence in higher degree scholarly research, the creation and application of research outcomes, the discovery of new knowledge or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way to generate new concepts, methodologies and understanding.
There are two awards within this category – see below for our five highly commended applicants and their research stories:
Engineering, Medicine and Science
- Diego Barneche Rosado (Science and Engineering)
- Chengxin Jiang (Science and Engineering)
- Sadia Mahboob (Medicine and Health Sciences)
- Dr Ibrahim M. Salman (Medicine and Health Sciences)
- Dr Omar Al-adhami (Medicine and Health Sciences)
Business, Humanities and Social Sciences:
- Ka Wai (Stanley) Choi (Business and Economics)
- Dr Sarah Baracz (Human Sciences)
- Dr Miriam Forbes (Human Sciences)
- Rosalind Walsh (Human Sciences)
- Jamie Nowlan (Human Sciences)
Applicants are selected based on ‘creative breakthrough’, ‘implementation and impact’ and their alignment with our strategic research goals.
Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision
This category recognises our outstanding Higher Degree Research supervisors who enable our higher degree research candidates to achieve their utmost potential.
Applicants are selected based on an outstanding track record in Higher Degree Research supervision, support for the development of students as researchers, support for students’ career development, and contribution to the development of excellent supervision practices within faculties, centres, departments, research groups or the wider University.
Here are our three highly commended researchers and their stories: