Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (Y)

On this page are listed brief biographies of the following Fellows.
The recorded year references the date on which the Fellow joined the Society,
while the suffixed entry displays the Branch with which the Fellow is associated.

  • Xiaoke Yi, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Ken-Tye Yong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • David Young, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Iain Young, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Louise Young, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
  • Robert Young, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Aibing Yu, Fellow (2014) : Interstate
  • John Yu, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Xiaoke Yi, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BEng MEng (Northwestern Poly. Univ. China) PhD (NTU)
    Professor, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney

    Xiaoke Yi's multidisciplinary research has delivered major breakthroughs in signal processing and sensing, enabling a safer and healthier life that can lead to new economic opportunities.

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    Ken-Tye Yong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MEng PhD (SUNY Buffalo) FOSA FIMMM FInstP FRSB FRSC SMIEEE
    Professor and Associate Dean (External Engagement), Faculty of Engineering, University of Sydney

    Ken-Tye Yong has made major international contributions to photonics, engineering and applications of nanomedicine for targeted bioimaging and biosensing. He is a noted amateur astronomer.

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    David Young, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FTSE FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD
    Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Professor Young�s research on high temperature alloy-gas reactions, including the underlying diffusion processes, has produced two books and numerous publications describing (a) irreversible thermodynamics applied to diffusion in ionic solids, (b) thin film oxide growth, (c) alloy reactions with mixed gases. In particular, he has resolved

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    Iain Young, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD
    Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

    Iain Young is a biophysicist working at the interface of physics and biology, using soil as a model system to examine functionality in complex porous media over space and time. He is recognised for his research contributions in soil science and leadership roles in higher education.

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    Louise Young, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
    FRSN BCom PhD (UNSW) FANZMA
    Emeritus Professor of Marketing, Western Sydney University

    Louise Young is recognised for her long-standing contributions to research in marketing, particularly in business to business marketing, international business, and human resources.

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    Robert Young, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN MA (Hons) PhD Dip Ed (Syd.)
    Former Associate Professor of Geoscience, University of Wollongong

    Robert Young has made significant advances in the understanding of the long-term evolution of the landforms of southeastern Australia and of sandstone landforms world-wide, and of geoscience history in Australia

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    Aibing Yu, Fellow (2014) : Interstate
    FRSN BEng MEng (Northeastern) PhD (Wollongong) DSc(UNSW) FAA FTSE FIChemE
    Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (), Chemical Engineering, Monash University

    Aibing Yu is a distinguished researcher known for his work in the field of particle science and technology. He is particularly well known for the development of methods for the simulation and modelling of the motion of individual particles within large populations in flowing systems.

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    John Yu, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AC FRSN MB BS HonMD(Syd) HonDSc (UNSW) HonDLitt (UWS) DDCH (RCP&S) FRACP FRACMA
    Former Chief Executive Officer, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
    Former Chancellor, UNSW (Sydney)

    John Yu is a very distinguished Australian who has made a significant contribution to children's health in Australia, and to tertiary education.

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