Inaugural veski innovation fellow honoured as CSIRO Fellow

23 October

Inaugural veski innovation fellow Professor Andrew Holmes has been honoured as a CSIRO Fellow.

The CSIRO Medals focus on honouring teams and individuals that have made a significant impact on CSIRO's delivery of science.

In particular, it recognises achievements of innovative solutions to industry, society and the environment.

veski Chairman Professor Snow Barlow congratulates Professor Holmes on this exciting appointment and says: "we look forward to future developments that may arise from this prestigious appointment".

CSIRO Fellow is the highest position a CSIRO scientist can achieve during their career. To be appointed as a CSIRO Fellow, a scientist needs to be outstanding in their science, have an ongoing successful research program and have demonstrated eminence in their field internationally.

Professor Andrew Holmes

CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies Professor Holmes is a pioneer of research in organic electronics with a world leading reputation in this field.

He returned to Melbourne in 2004 as an ARC Federation and veski fellow and currently holds a joint appointment within Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne and CSIRO.

Through his knowledge, associations, experience and enthusiasm, Professor Holmes has initiated a number of collaborations involving CSIRO.

Professor Holmes co-authored the original paper on the discovery of light-emitting polymers [Nature,1990,539], a paper thast has receieved 5800 citations. In 2000 Professor Holmes was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society [FRS] and in 2006 he was elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Source: CSIRO - The 23rd CSIRO Medals

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