Einstein award recognises engineering partnership
The contributions of two Professors from the University of Newcastle to the field of engineering have been recognised with a rare international honour.
Professor Irina Belova and Professor Graeme Murch are the recipients of the Einstein-Smolukowski Award (2007). This rarely-given Award honours the pioneering work of Albert Einstein and Polish scientist Marian von Smolukowski on atom movement.
Professors Belova and Murch have collaborated in the past 13 years in developing the theory of atom movement in solids. Understanding the manner in which atoms move is vital for determining the best way to build engineering materials and provide strategies to minimise their degradation.
Professors Belova and Murch have together shaped contemporary thinking in the field of atom movement through 290 published papers in major international journals and 36 invited talks at international conferences.