CRC for Polymers Prize
Give your future career in Polymers a head start
The Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers is a collaborative research venture which unites Australia’s leading polymer researchers to create real world solutions. In partnership with 23 organisations, its research covers health therapies and delivery, water and food security and polymer solar cells.
The Centre sponsors up to two prizes for a report based on project work in any field of polymer science or engineering. The prize includes a cash component of $1,500 and financial support to enable attendance at the annual Australasian Polymer Symposium. The competition is open to all undergraduate students who have completed a research project as part of the requirement for a Bachelors or Honours degree in a relevant area of engineering, materials science or chemistry during the proceeding year.
The report may be the student’s final year project report or honours thesis. It is expected that the project report will be a concise, high-quality document of original, well presented science and technology. The research reported must have been conducted and written up by the applicant. A statement to this effect, signed by the student’s supervisor, should accompany the application.
The report will be reviewed for scientific merit, creativity, originality and presentation by a panel appointed by a nominee of the RACI Polymer Division Standing Committee.
Competition entries (four copies of your thesis and application form) should be submitted to the above address. Entries for the 2012 prize have now closed. The closing date for the 2013 competition will be announced later in the year.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers,8 Redwood Drive, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168.
Phone: 03 9518 0400, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CRC reserves the right to withhold the award if no applications of sufficient merit are received.
2012 Prize Recipients
- Miss Shu Jie Lam from The University of Melbourne (supervisor: Prof. Greg Qiao) for her research report “Peptide-based star polymers: a platform technology in polymer therapeutics”, and;
- Miss Yaqi Tang from Monash University (supervisor: Dr Christopher McNeill) for her research report “Revealing the nanomorphology of organic photovoltaic polymer blends through selective dissolution”.
Congratulations to both prize winners.
Past Award Recipients
|2011||Steven Harris Wibowo, The University of Melbourne
Amanda Pearce, The University of Queensland
|2010||Robert Brooke, Flinders University
Samantha Passmore, University of Queensland
|2009||Jessica Tom, University of Sydney
Adrian Widjaya, University of Melbourne
|2008||Johannes Arend van Hensbergen, University of New South Wales
Jing Ming Ren, University of Melbourne
|2007||Andrew J Inglis, University of New South Wales
Kelly Tsang, Monash University
|2006||Shannon Little, University of Wollongong|
|2005||Jennifer Hodgson, Australian National University|
|2004||Kylie Varcoe, University of Queensland|
|2003||Hugh Chaffey-Millar, University of New South Wales|
|2002||Karina George, QUT|
|2001||Simon Angus, University of New South Wales|
|2000||Jeffrey Castro, University of Sydney|
|1999||Elissa Dymke, University of Wollongong|
|1998||Ben Muir, Monash University|
|1997||J McNicol, Australian National University|
|1996||M Griffiths, University of Sydney|
|1995||A Mayr, Monash University|