Dr Deborah Middleton and the Hendra Virus research team from the Division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences. For their pioneering research that has led to the development of the first equine vaccine and a human treatment against the deadly Hendra virus.
Ngara is our next-wave wireless technology that is optimising the wireless spectrum and helping connect more Australians in more places.
Greg Constable and the Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology Team (CSIRO Plant Industry). For the major impact achieved on Australia’s cotton production due to the breeding and deployment of the new cotton variety Sicot 71BRF.
Ross Tellam and the Livestock Genomics Team (CSIRO Livestock Industries). For leadership of two international consortia and scientific contributions dedicated to decoding the genomes of cattle and sheep, positioning Australia as a global leader in transforming animal agriculture.
John O’Sullivan and team members from (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science). For delivering major technical benefits to Australia and the world and substantial returns to CSIRO from Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology now underpinning wireless communication systems in over one billion products worldwide.
Richard Manchester (Australia Telescope National Facility). For a lifetime contribution to the discovery and study of pulsars in the Galaxy with significant leadership, mentoring and inspiration provided to the next generation of astronomers through world-leading pulsar research.
Keith Leslie and The LANDTEM Team (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering). For a significant world’s first scientific and technical outcome in the development of the LANDTEM system for minerals exploration based on High Temperature Superconducting devices known as SQUIDs.
Shahbaz Khan and the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship – Irrigation Team (Water for a Healthy Country Flagship). For research that has significantly advanced the sustainable management of Australia’s water resources, specifically within the irrigation sector.
Sam Tartaglia and colleagues (CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering). For the establishment of a CSIRO joint venture (T-Mag Pty Ltd) with an SME consortia to develop and commercialise the T-Mag technology for the global exploitation of magnesium castings to reduce vehicle weight, fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions.