2013 Winners (Eureka Prizes)

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were announced on 4 September in the presence of 700 science, government, cultural and media leaders.

2013 Eureka Prizes Award Dinner

Daniel O’Doherty © Australian Museum

The 2013 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in 17 fields: research and innovation; leadership and commercialisation; science communication and journalism;and school science. 

CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science
Winner: Professor Frank Caruso, University of Melbourne

Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher
Winner: Dr Kerrie Wilson, University of Queensland

University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
Winner: Dr Lars Kjer-Nielsen and Professor James McCluskey, University of Melbourne, and Professor Jamie Rossjohn, Monash University

University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research
WInner: Quantum Bio-probes, University of Melbourne

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Primary
Winner: What is Friction?, Nathan Gori, Reuben Shepherd, Billy McLeod, Jack Dougall and Sacha Balme, Beauty Point Public School, NSW

Caring for our Country Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture
Winner: The Future Farm Industries CRC Enrich Project Team, CSIRO, University of Western Australia and South Australian Research and Development Institute

ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology
Winner: Zebedee Team, CSIRO

Australian Government Eureka Prize for Science Journalism
Winner: Ian Townsend, ABC

Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research
Winner: Professor Rob Brooks, University of New South Wales

NSW Health Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research Translation
Winner: Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher, Murdoch University

University of Technology, Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers
Winnner: Professor Rick Shine AM FAA, University of Sydney

Australian Museum University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Secondary
Winner: The Spectacular Spider, Brandon Gifford, Casino High School, NSW

Rio Tinto Eureka Prize for Commercialisation of Innovation
Winner: Scanalyse/Outotec, Scanalyse Pty Ltd/Outotec and Curtin University

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research
Winner: Professor Chris Johnson, University of Tasmania; Dr Michael Letnic, University of New South Wales; Dr Euan Ritchie, Deakin University; Dr Arian Wallach, James Cook University; and Adam O'Neill, Evelyn Downs Station

New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography
Winner: Richard Wylie, Euakafa Island Research Centre

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia
Winner: DMTC Armour Applications Program, Defence Materials Technology Centre

2013 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research
Winners: Professor Scott O'Neill, Monash University; Professor Ary Hoffmann, University of Melbourne; Professor Scott Ritchie, James Cook University; Dr Elizabeth McGraw, Monash University; Dr Luciano Moreira, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation; and Professor Brian Kay, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

2013 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science
Associate Professor David Wilson, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

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Kea Lambert , Project Officer, Eureka Prizes
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