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Society Fellows win prestigious awards in the chemical sciences and engineering

Scientia Professor Rose Amal and Professor Tony Weiss

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to two of its Fellows who have been awarded major prizes in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSE from UNSW Engineering has been awarded the 2021 Chemeca Medal by the Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers (ANZFChE), the most prestigious award in the chemical engineering profession in Australia and New Zealand, for world-leading research in the fields of fine particle technology, photocatalysis and functional nanomaterials. Professor Amal's work has profound implications for solar and chemical energy conversion applications such as treating water, purifying air, and generating renewable hydrogen economically and sustainably.

Professor Tony Weiss AM FRSN FTSE of the University of Sydney School of Life and Environmental Sciences has been awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Weichkardt Medal for his work that has made a significant contribtion to the Australian economy through chemistry. Professor Weiss is a leader in the development of elastin biomaterials that are used in medical settings.

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