The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise the contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia's scientific and commercialisation capabilities.
The 2016 prizes were awarded by the Prime Minister on 19 October 2016.
2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (Left to right) Gary Tilley, Kerrie Wilson, Colin Hall, Minister Greg Hunt, Richard Shine, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Michael Aitken, Richard Payne, Suzy Urbaniak.
Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Awarded to Professor Richard Shine AM [652KB PDF] [311KB DOCX] for his work using evolutionary principles to address conservation challenges.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
Awarded to Professor Michael Aitken AM [618KB PDF] [266KB DOCX] for creating and commercialising tools that are making markets fair and efficient.
Prize for New Innovators
Awarded to Dr Colin Hall [645KB PDF] [342KB DOCX] for his contribution to creating a new manufacturing technology.
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Awarded to Professor Richard Payne [660KB PDF] [296KB DOCX] for his revolutionary drug development technologies.
Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
Awarded to Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson [609KB PDF] [282KB DOCX] for optimising the global allocation of scarce conservation resources.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
Awarded to Mr Gary Tilley [617KB PDF] [321KB DOCX] from Seaforth Public School in New South Wales, for contributions to science teaching, and mentoring the next generation of science teachers.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
Awarded to Ms Suzy Urbaniak [661KB PDF] [342KB DOCX] from Kent Street Senior High School in Western Australia for her contributions to science teaching, and inspiring our next generation of scientists.