The CRC for Polymers Prize (Discontinued)

CRC logoPlease note: The CRC for Polymer Prize has been discontinued and is no longer accepting applications. This page is for archival purposes only.

The Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers was a collaborative research venture bringing together industry (BTR Automotive, Dupont, Moldflow, Montell, Olex Cables, Orica, Sola International, Southcorp Packaging and Visiplastics), government (ANSTO, CSIRO and DSTO) and academia (the Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University; the School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, University of NSW; the Departments of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Applied Physics and Applied Chemistry, RMIT; and the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Sydney University). It established research programs across the fields of polymer science, in polyolefins, engineering resins, thermosets, reactive processing, recycling and modelling.

The Centre sponsored a prize for a report based on project work in any field of Polymer Science or Engineering.

beadsThe prize included a cash component of $1,500 and financial support to enable attendance at an Australsian Polymer Symposium . The competition was open to all 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 previous year. The applicant was required to be a current student member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute or the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry or be applying for membership as part of the application. The report was typically the students final year project report or honours thesis. It was 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 was reviewed for scientific merit, creativity, originality and presentation by a panel appointed by a nominee of the RACI Polymer Division Standing Committee.

Previous Recipients

The recipients of the Award were:

  • 1994 M Singer, Monash University
  • 1995 A Mayr, Monash University
  • 1996 M Griffiths, University of Sydney
  • 1997 J McNicol, Australian National University
  • 1998 Ben Muir, Monash University
  • 1999 Elissa Dymke, University of Wollongong
  • 2000 Jef Castro, University of Sydney
  • 2001 Simon Angus, University of New South Wales
  • 2002 Karina George, Queenland University of Technology
  • 2003 Hugh Chaffey-Miller, University of New South Wales
  • 2004 Kylie Varcoe, University of Queensland
  • 2005 Jennifer Hodgson, Australian National University
  • 2006 Shannon Little, University of Wollongong
  • 2007 Kelly Tsang, Monash University
  • 2007 Andrew Inglis, University of New South Wales
  • 2008 Johannes Arend van Hensbergen, University of New South Wales
  • 2008 Jing Ming Ren, Melbourne University
  • 2009 Jessica Tom, University of Sydney
  • 2009 Adrian Widjaya, Melbourne University
  • 2010 Samantha Passmore, University of Queensland
  • 2010 Robert Brooke, Flinders University
  • 2011 Steven Harris Wibowo, The University of Melbourne
  • 2011 Amanda Pearce, The University of Queensland
  • 2012 Shu Lam, The University of Melbourne
  • 2012 Yaqi Tang, Monash University
  • 2013 Adam Sutton, The University of Western Sydney
  • 2014 Fanyi Li, Monash University
  • 2014 Danielle Taylor, University of Western Sydney
  • 2015 Molly Rowe, University of New South Wales
  • 2015 Leo De Waal University of Queensland


Submissions are no longer accepted.