South Australian Scientist of the Year
Professor Shizhang Qiao
Leads transformative work in energy conversion and storage technologies, bringing together expertise in materials engineering, physical chemistry, electrochemistry and quantum chemistry.
Innovator of the Year sponsored by Novatech
Associate Professor Justin Chalker
Inventor of a portfolio of green technologies that support the business activities of Clean Earth Technologies (CET), including materials for capturing toxic metals ensuring environmental and human health.
PhD Research Excellence
Dr Alicia Byrne
Dr Byrne’s PhD explores the how and why of stillbirth, with an aim of giving affected families the answers they are searching for.
STEMM Educator of the Year – Primary or Secondary School Teaching sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Telstra
Mr Graham Wegner
Mr Wegner is acknowledged for his contributions as Assistant Principal at Prospect North Primary School, where he developed great STEMM programs and opportunities for students.
SA Citizen Science and Engagement Awards - Outstanding Community Engagement
Kangaroo Island/Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch
A citizen-led community volunteer project undertaking research into dolphin behaviours, movement patterns, preferred habitat, migratory pathways and home range.
SA Citizen Science and Engagement Awards - Outstanding Science and Research
The Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (Echidna CSI) brings together world-leading ecological and molecular researchers, students, and the Australian community to address fundamental questions about echidnas to aid in their conservation.