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Five leading WA engineers and industry members have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Five leading WA engineers and industry members have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Amongst the 34 new additions to the ATSE are two researchers from the University of WA, the Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia, the former chief executive of Alcoa World Alumina and current managing director and chief executive of Woodside Petroleum.

Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor of Civil Engineering at the UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems and Professor Michael Tobar, an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the UWA School of Physics were honoured for their contributions to their respective fields.

Main Roads Western Australia commissioner, Menno Henneveld was honoured for his achievements over 43 years of public service in the water and road transport industries.

Alcoa World Alumina former cheif executive and former chair of the Australian Aluminium Council, Wayne Osborn was recognised for his role in bolstering the alumina industry's research and addressing crucial sustainability issues.

Woodside managing director and chief executive, Don Voelte was honoured for his international leadership in the national and world oil and gas industries over more than 30 years.

 

 

Full announcement below:

 

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is an independent body of 800 eminent Australian technologists established to promote the application of scientific and engineering knowledge to practical purposes

 

MEDIA RELEASE

16 November 2008

 

Five WA leaders honoured

 

Five prominent WA engineers and resource industry identities have been honoured for their work with election as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

 

Two are research leaders at the University of Western Australia.

 

Professor Mark Cassidy FTSE, Professor of Civil Engineering at the UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, was honoured for his contribution to the offshore oil and gas industry at an international level in the analysis of mobile drilling rigs, foundations and pipelines.

 

Professor Michael Tobar FTSE, an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the UWA School of Physics, was honoured for his work in the area of precise resonator, oscillator and phase/amplitude measurement technology and applications to the commercial space and experimental physics sectors.

 

Mr Menno Henneveld FTSE, Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia, was honoured for his achievements over 43 years of public service in the water and road transport industries, particularly the national and international recognition for his initiatives in the areas of trenchless technologies and alliance contracting.

 

Mr Wayne Osborn FTSE, former CEO of Alcoa World Alumina, was recognised for his role in bolstering the alumina industry's research and addressing crucial sustainability issues. He is a former chair of the Australian Aluminium Council.

 

Mr Donald Voelte FTSE, Managing Director and CEO, Woodside Group of Companies, who was honoured for his international leadership in the national and world oil and gas industries over more than 30 years.

 

They were among 34 new Fellows whose elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy in Melbourne today.

 

The full list follows:

 

Fellows

 

Professor Michael Brooks FTSE, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Strategy), University of Adelaide, who was honoured for his internationally recognised contributions to image analysis research and the successful technology transfer and commercialisation of associated research outcomes.

 

Professor Antony Wilks Burgess FAA FTSE, Director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital, who was recognised for his work over nearly three decades and his reputation as Australia's leading scientist and technologist in cancer research

 

Professor Mark Jason Cassidy FTSE, Professor of Civil Engineering at UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, who was honoured for his contribution to the offshore oil and gas industry at an international level in the analysis of mobile drilling rigs, foundations and pipelines.

 

Mr Peter Douglas Cockbain FTSE, Technical Director, Ampcontrol Corporate Pty Ltd and former President of Engineers Australia, who was honoured for his work as a distinguished engineer and for a range of innovative contributions for the betterment of Australian industry.

 

Dr Terrence Austin Cutler FTSE, Principal of Cutler & Company Pty Ltd and Chair of the National Innovation System Review, who was honoured for his expertise in innovation and industry policy.

 

Professor Robert William Fitzpatrick FTSE, Chief Research Scientist, Flinders University and CSIRO Land and Water, noted for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the distribution, characteristics, development and protection of Australian and overseas soils, who was honoured for the impact of his research on natural resource management, engineering, mining and the justice system.

 

Dr Catherine Patricia Foley PSM FTSE, Research Program Leader, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and President of the Australian Institute of Physics, who was honoured for her work in development and commercial application of superconducting magnetic fields sensors leading to the discovery of extensive new mineral deposits.

 

Air Vice Marshall Julie Margaret Hammer AM FTSE, formerly Australia's most senior woman in the Australian Defence Force and now President of Engineers Australia, who was honoured for her achievements as an electronics engineer, as commandant of the ADF Academy and as the first woman to command an RAAF operational unit, the Electronic Warfare Squadron.

 

Mr Menno Henneveld FTSE, Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia, who was honoured for his achievements over 43 years of public service in the water and road transport industries, particularly the national and international recognition for his initiatives in the areas of trenchless technologies and alliance contracting.

 

Dr Anita Joyce Hill FTSE, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, who was honoured for her outstanding science and engineering R&D that has greatly benefited Australian industries, particularly those using separation technologies.

 

Dr Cherrell Hirst AO FTSE, Deputy Chair/Acting CEO, Queensland Biocapital Funds Pty Ltd, who was honoured for her pionering work in establishing and promoting breast cancer screening, which has had a profound influence on women's health, particularly in breast cancer and maternity services.

 

Professor Archie James Johnston FTSE, Dean of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney, who was honoured for his innovative leadership of engineering education, integrating teaching and technology with industry.

 

Professor Richard Graeme Larkins AO FTSE, Vice Chancellor and President, Monash University, who was honoured for his nationally and internationally acclaimed achievements in medical science and clinical medicine and his leadership of university research, education and community engagement.

 

Dr Andrew Nicholas Liveris FTSE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dow Chemical Company, a $40 billion US-based international global chemical and plastics manufacturer, was honoured for his outstanding leadership in international business.

 

Professor Amanda Lynch FTSE, Professor, School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash University, who was honoured for her leadership in climate research and education and the development of policies and strategies responding to climate change.

 

Mr Wayne Osborn FTSE, former CEO of Alcoa World Alumina, who was recognised for his role in bolstering the alumina industry's research and addressing crucial sustainability issues. He is a former chair of the Australian Aluminium Council.

 

Dr Ian Raymond Poiner FTSE, CEO, Australian Institute of Marine Science, who was honoured for exemplary leadership of R&D-based government enterprises, particularly in marine science, for the benefit of Australia, and the sustainable development of marine industries.

 

Professor Eric Charles Reynolds FTSE, Head, School of Dental Science, University of Melbourne, who was honoured for his pioneering work in developing a novel dental health technology Recaldent, leading to millions of dollars in export income annually.

 

Dr Philip Keith Robertson FTSE, Chief Operating Officer, NICTA, who was honoured for his contributions to Australia's industrially and publicly funded R&D capability, including his driving the success of CISRA, Canon Australia's R&D subsidiary.

 

Professor Graham Barry Schaffer FTSE, Head, School of Engineering, University of Queensland, a distinguished researcher and a university leader, who's work has had important academic and commercial impacts.

 

Professor Murray Leslie Scott FTSE, CEO of the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures, who was honoured for his internationally acclaimed work in aerospace engineering and his outstanding research and innovation in advanced composites.

 

Mr Julian Segal FTSE, Managing Director and EO, Incitec Pivot Limited, who was honoured for his leadership of his company in revenue growth and shareholder value creation and his success in integrating acquired businesses.

 

Dr Grant Thorne FTSE, Global Head, Operational and Technical Excellence, Rio Tinto, who was honoured for a distinguished career in technology and innovation, particularly in minerals processing and process control.

 

Professor Michael Edmund Tobar FTSE, an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the UWA School of Physics, who was honoured for his work in the area of precise resonator, oscillator and phase/amplitude measurement technology and applications to the commercial space and experimental physics sectors.

 

Mr Gregory Tunny FTSE, Managing Director, Australian Submarine Corporation, an acknowledged expert in complex systems integration, who was honoured for his technical skills and leadership in the defence industries.

 

Mr Donald Voelte FTSE, Managing Director and CEO, Woodside Group of Companies, who was honoured for his international leadership in the national and world oil and gas industries over more than 30 years.

 

Dr Bruce Walker FTSE, CEO of the Centre for Appropriate Technology based in Alice Springs, who was honoured for his pioneering work in the development, application and delivery of technology to improve the livelihood of Australia's remote indigenous population and revitalise the Central Australian economy.

 

Mr Clive Weeks FTSE, Chairman, GHD Pty Ltd, who was honoured for his leadership in the field of civil engineering and large infrastructure projects and his stewardship of GHD.

 

Professor Judith Whitworth AC FTSE, Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University was honoured for her ground-breaking research in hypertension and kidney disease, the application of research to health care and he internationally recognised research leadership.

 

Mr William Joseph Wild FTSE, Governor, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, and Chairman, Engineers Australia Taskforce on Construction Safety, who was honoured for his service to the engineering industry, particularly in the area of safety.

 

Professor Graeme Paul Young FTSE, Professor of Gastroenterology and Academic Head of GI Services and Director of Flinders Medical Centre, who was honoured for his contributions to biology and diagnostics, which have changed how the world approaches screening for colorectal cancer.

 

Mr Gary Zamel FTSE, Managing Director, Mine Site Technologies, who was honoured for his world leadership in entrepreneurship, commercialisation and management in mining engineering and associated industries,

 

Foreign Fellows

 

Professor Richard Andrew Williams FREng FTSE, Anglo American plc Professor of Mineral and Process Engineering, Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, University of Leeds, who was honoured for his achievements and leadership in innovation, leading to new instrumentation, products and services in the process engineering sector.

 

Professor Kuangdi Xu FTSE, President, Chinese Academy of Engineering, who was honoured for his outstanding leadership in engineering and education in academic, community and business domains.

 

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