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24 February 2021

Measurement plays an important role in all our lives. From helping health authorities reliably identify COVID-19 infections to making sure supermarket scales weigh products correctly, Australia’s measurement scientists are setting standards and improving lives.

Each year the National Measurement Institute (NMI) celebrates and recognises the outstanding work scientists and researchers are doing across the country in the field of measurement.

If you are an emerging or established person working in the field, you can nominate yourself for an NMI award:

  • The NMI Prize recognises outstanding research and work by young people under 35.
  • The Barry Inglis Medal (named after our first Chief Metrologist) recognises significant contributions to measurement science, research and leadership.

Nominations for the awards are open till 14 April 2021.

Find out about eligibility and how to nominate for the NMI Prize or Barry Inglis Medal.

About the awards

Dr Bruce Warrington, CEO and Chief Metrologist, will announce the winners on 20 May, World Metrology Day. This year’s theme is ‘Measurement for health’. It aims to raise awareness of the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the wellbeing of each one of us.

We celebrate this day globally to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.

The 2020 winners were Dr Warwick Bowen (the Barry Inglis Medal) and Dr Renee Webster (NMI Prize). In keeping with last year’s theme, their awards recognised the role measurement science plays in helping Australian industry access and compete in global markets.

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Use the official hashtag #measurementawards to join the conversation and encourage nominations:

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