Global leaders in research
Our international standing is underpinned by world-class researchers. Each year, our researchers are recognised for outstanding achievement.
Laureate Professor John Aitken from our School of Environmental and Life Sciences was named 2012 NSW Scientist of the Year at the NSW Science and Engineering Awards for his world-class work in reproductive biology.
Professor Hilary Carey from the School of Humanities and Social Science is a distinguished historian of religion and society. Professor Carey was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Laureate Professor Paul Foster, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, was awarded the Excellence in Biological Sciences (Human and Animal Health) prize at the 2012 NSW Science and Engineering Awards for his world-leading work in the field of asthma and respiratory disease. He was also awarded the Research Medal of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is the 2013 recipient of the Rufus Oldenburger Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in recognition of his fundamental contributions to automatic control theory and practice.
Australian Research Council fellowships
Researchers from the University of Newcastle appear regularly on the list of ARC fellowship recipients and go on to achieve great advances in their field of expertise. The ARC fellowship program is a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development.
National Health & Medical Research Council fellowships
Many of our researchers have been successful in the highly competitive quest for NHMRC funding. Acknowledgement and support from NHMRC, Australia's leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards, makes a very significant difference in the career of a researcher.
Australian Research Council College of Experts
Several of our researchers have been appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts to play a critical role in identifying research excellence and reviewing funding proposals. The Australian Research Council invites experts of international standing from the Australian research community to join the College: from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations.