Professor Calum Drummond
2015 Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation
Professor Drummond is awarded the Victoria Prize for his outstanding contributions to advancing the fundamental understanding of the key factors governing molecular assembly, and particle and surface interactions in liquids. This fundamental research in chemistry has enabled the development and commercialisation of advanced high- performance materials for economic and societal benefit.
Part of Professor Drummond’s nanostructured materials research has also focused on strategies to improve the power density of energy storage devices. High power density supercapacitors are desired for consumer electronic products and can be used to highlight the calibre of Professor Drummond’s contributions to this field. Professor Drummond served as the inaugural Vice President Research at CAP-XX, an Australian-based Intel Portfolio company. Advances made by his research team in device materials led to global market leadership in commercial high power supercapacitor performance, with 11 million devices sold to date. The World Economic Forum designated CAP-XX as a 2005 Global Technology Pioneer.