The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded by the Prime Minister on 17 October 2018.
Prizes for research
- Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck for transforming our understanding of our living planet.
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year awarded to Dr Lee Berger for solving the global mystery of disappearing frogs and challenging paradigms about wildlife health.
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year awarded to Associate Professor Jack Clegg for creating flexible crystals and new separation technologies.
Prizes for innovation
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation awarded to Dr Simon Poole, Mr Andrew Bartos, Dr Glenn Baxter and Dr Steven Frisken for creating and commercialising technologies that underpin the global internet.
- Prize for New Innovators awarded to Dr Geoff Rogers for creating and commercialising his pioneering biomedical engineering.
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools awarded to Brett Crawford for creating an environment in which every teacher is engaged in science and for mentoring his fellow teachers.
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools awarded to Dr Scott Sleap for opening young eyes to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.