The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded by the Prime Minister on 21 October 2015.
Prizes for research
- Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Professor Graham Farquhar AO [578PDF] [141KB DOCX] for modelling photosynthesis, the world’s most important biological reaction.
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year awarded to Dr Jane Elith [580KB PDF] [142KB DOCX] for her contributions to environmental management worldwide.
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year awarded to Associate Professor Cyrille Boyer [589KB PDF] [157KB DOCX] for his contributions to polymer science, nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
Prizes for innovation
- Prize for Innovation awarded to Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO [572KB PDF] [148KM DOCX] for his development of flotation technologies that have added billions of dollars to the value of Australia’s mineral and energy industries.
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools awarded to Mrs Rebecca Johnson [581KB PDF] [145KB DOCX] from Windaroo State School in Queensland, for initiating a specialist science program within her school featuring innovative and imaginative approaches which has been replicated in many other schools.
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools awarded to Dr Kenneth Silburn [577KB PDF] [143KB DOCX] from Casula High School in New South Wales for his leadership in science teaching.