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 the Macquarie University Early Career Research of the Year award. This category recognises outstanding performance in research by an early career researcher who is within five years post-completion (formal award) of his/her PhD, MPhil or MRes degree.
There are two awards within this category – see below for our six highly commended applicants and their research stories:
Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
Engineering, Medicine and Science
- Dr Simon Gross (Science and Engineering)
- Dr Lee Spitler (Science and Engineering)
- Dr Edwin Lim (Medicine and Health Sciences)
Applicants are selected based on ‘high quality publications or non-traditional outputs’, ‘originality and quality of research’, ‘success in obtaining external research funding’ and their alignment with our strategic research goals.