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Chemistry researchers receive global acclaim

Two of the University of Tasmania's top Chemistry researchers have been recognised amongst international peers.

Tasmanian researchers, Professor Emily Hilder and Professor Michael Breadmore, are only two of three Australian academics to be recognised in the Analytical Scientist magazine's inaugural Top 40 Under 40 listing. The international compilation honours the next generation of up and coming scientists: those who are pioneering new research innovations across the sciences.

 "It's really about celebrating and recognising all the great work which goes on in Chemistry and the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania," Professor Hilder said.

 "We wouldn't have gotten this far had we not been supported by a great team of colleagues and mentors over the years."

Professor Hilder is the head of Chemistry within the School of Physical Sciences and a Professor in ACROSS in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. She is also Director of ARC (Australian Research Council) Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies.

Professor Breadmore is an ARC Future Fellow and also a Professor in Chemistry and ACROSS. He previously held an ARC APD fellowship in 2004 and an ARC QEII fellowship in 2009.

"It is nice to be recognised, but it also offers great encouragement for future generations of scientists," Professor Hilder said.

 "These awards help celebrate the diverse range of work being carried out across the sciences globally, while showcasing the vast array of careers available."

Published on: 20 Jan 2015 11:53am