NSW Scientist of the year

UON LAUREATE PROFESSOR NAMED NEW SOUTH WALES SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR

Eminent UON geotechnical engineer, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, was named the 2015 New South Wales Scientist of the Year at the Premier’s Prizes for Innovation and Science.

Laureate Professor Sloan is the third UON researcher to receive the top honour in the last four years of the award’s eight-year history - building on UON’s reputation as a high quality research intensive university.

2015 was an outstanding year of accomplishment for Laureate Professor Sloan who was also elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientific minds, and was one of only three International Fellows elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.