The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research leader recognised with renewal of Laureate title

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Professor Graeme Jameson AO, ARC Discovery Outstanding Research Award Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, has been reappointed as a UON Laureate Professor for a further five years.

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson

The University Award Committee, comprising international, external and UON scholars, unanimously endorsed the renewal nomination, recognising Professor Jameson’s outstanding research career and his exceptional contributions to the science and practice of minerals processing in Australia and internationally.

The title of Laureate Professor is reserved for individuals recognised for the exceptional distinction of their academic achievements, and is among the highest academic honours conferred at the University of Newcastle. Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen congratulated Professor Jameson on his achievement.

“The renewal of Professor Jameson’s Laureate title marks another significant achievement in a distinguished career that has been characterised by remarkable innovation and industry engagement. I congratulate Graeme on the renewal of his Laureate Professorship, a well-deserved recognition of his extraordinary contributions.”

Among many other career accolades, this honour follows Professor Jameson’s lifetime achievement award from the International Congress of Minerals Processing, which he received in October 2016. Other notable distinctions include the inaugural Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Innovation, which he received in 2015 and his election in the same year to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions offered to an engineer. In addition, he was admitted to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in 2014 and was awarded the 2013 NSW Scientist of the Year.

Congratulations Laureate Professor Jameson.

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