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AM announce Eureka Prize 2021 finalists

Kate Smith, 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes finalists, The Australian Museum, 2 September 2021

51 entries were shortlisted for 16 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Click here to view details of each finalist.


Research & Innovation

NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE) Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research

  • Coral Nurture Program
  • FutureFeed
  • NSW Bushfire Hub

Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

  • Lindell Bromham, Felicity Meakins, Xia Hua and Cassandra Algy
  • The Carbon Cybernetics Group
  • U-Breathe

Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research

  • Professor Julie Bines
  • Doherty COVID Immunity Group
  • World Mosquito Program Impact Assessment Team

ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology

  • Professor Justin Gooding, Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, Dr Julio Ribeiro, Dr Aidan O’Mahony, Dr Robert Utama and Dr Lakmali Atapattu
  • Membrane Team
  • Team Chimera

Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

  • Dr Emma Camp
  • Associate Professor Rona Chandrawati
  • Dr Tess Reynolds

Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia

  • Cross-Domain Desktop Compositor
  • FOWI Work Systems Design Team
  • Strong Bond

UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research

  • Professor Anita Ho-Baillie, Dr Martin Bucknall and Dr Lei Shi
  • Associate Professor Diane McDougald and Dr Gustavo Espinoza Vergara
  • Professor Justin J. Yerbury AM

Leadership

AstraZeneca Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science

  • Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud
  • Associate Professor Brett Hallam
  • Jane Tiller

Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science

  • Dr Dana M. Bergstrom
  • Professor Maria Kavallaris AM
  • Professor Sharon Robinson

University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

  • Professor Sara Dolnicar
  • Professor Karu Esselle
  • Dr Melina Georgousakis

Science Engagement

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science

  • AUSMAPEchidna
  • CSI Team
  • Team SWAQ

Finkel Foundation Eureka Prize for Long-Form Science Journalism

  • Kate Cole-Adams
  • Dr Dyani Lewis
  • Dr Jackson Ryan

Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science

  • Dr Niraj Lal
  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla
  • Associate Professor Adriana Vergés

Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Science Journalism

  • Nicole Hasham, Wes Mountain, Anthea Batsakis, Sunanda Creagh, Ben Clark and Michael Lund
  • Patient Zero
  • Dr Jackson Ryan

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion

  • Little Scientists Australia
  • STEM Enrichment Academy
  • Corey Tutt and Team DeadlyScience

School Science

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Primary

  • Leon H.
  • Zara M.
  • Scarlett O. and Scarlett P.

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Secondary

  • Jonathan D.
  • Isaac N., Ethan P., Reuben R. and Alex S.
  • Sonya R.

University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science – Highly Commended

Sleek Geeks Science Highly Commended – Primary School

Sleek Geeks Science Highly Commended – Secondary School


2021 Eureka Prizes Award Ceremony

The 2021 Eureka Prize winners will be announced during a live broadcast event on Thursday 7 October, and you’re invited to attend.

See also: 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prize finalists have been announced

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