Winners of the Australia & New Zealand Scopus Researcher Awards 2019

On Tuesday 19th November 2019, Elsevier announced the winners and runner ups of the 2019 Excellence in Research Impacting a Sustainable Future and Excellence in Outstanding Early Career Research.

Full details can be read here.


Dr. Melanie Zeppel

Winner of the Excellence in Research Impacting a Sustainable Future | Macquarie University

Dr. Zeppel is passionate about addressing climate change and its impacts and has advanced both fundamental and socially relevant understandings of how heat waves and drought have impacted forest mortality.

Dr. Yang Bai

Winner of the Excellence in Outstanding Early Career Research | University of Queensland

Dr. Bai's research work is in the highly competitive area of quantum dots, perovskite photovoltaics and LEDs. Beyond photovoltaics, these quantum dot materials also significantly influence a number of other applications of local and global importance, including: lighting, display, and X-ray imaging, which will help position Australia at the forefront of smart optoelectronics.

Professor Vivian Tam

Runner up of the Excellence in Research Impacting a Sustainable Future | Western Sydney University

Professor Tam's research focuses on sustainability in construction, particularly on life-cycle analysis, green buildings and recycled concrete. Her invention, CO2 concrete, has the potential to enable the use of recycled concrete with the strength of virgin concrete, and addresses the issue of carbon capture and storage.

Dr. Qilin Wang

Runner up of the Excellence in Outstanding Early Career Research | University of Technology Sydney

Dr. Wang has developed an innovative technology called "Free Ammonia Technology" which maximizes energy recovery from sewage using a freely available by-product of sewage treatment: ammonia. His research has made high-quality contributions to waste water treatment with the potential to shift sewage treatment plants from energy consumers into energy producers.

Professor Anders Karlsson

Vice President, Global Strategic Networks | Elsevier

Chief Panelist of the Scopus Researcher of the Year Awards 2019