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Society Fellow, Ben Eggleton, awarded Academic of the Year at the 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards

Professor Ben Eggleton The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates one of its Fellows,  Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE of the University of Sydney, on being awarded Academic of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards, held in Canberra in September 2022. Ben Eggleton is the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute and co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN).

The award recognises the work of Ben and his team at the University of Sydney who have establish the Jericho Smart Sensing Lab, in collaboration with the Royal Australian Air Force, which is developing unprecedented sensing technologies for Australia's defence.   This collaboration is delivering nanoscale sensors that can assess physical, chemical, biological, acoustic, and electromagnetic environments. Their ground-breaking technology is being optimised for Australian conditions, including humidity, foliage and other environmental factors that currently pose challenges for airborne sensors. 

Further information about the Jericho Smart Sensing Lab is available on the RAAF website. 


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