Victoria Prize & Fellowship – recipients in 2020
Hon Jaala Pulford MP
“By supporting research and researchers at key stages of the process, we’re building a future where our state will be equipped to provide global solutions – from their inception to their commercial reality – growing Victoria’s international competitiveness.”
Professor Kay Crossley
Professor Kay Crossley from La Trobe University, has been awarded the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in 2020 in the life sciences in recognition of her research focused on young people with early-onset osteoarthritis as well as her success in demonstrating the effectiveness of exercise in managing hip and knee pain.
Distinguished Professor Yi-Min (Mike) Xie AM
Professor Yi Min ‘Mike’ Xie AM from RMIT University has been awarded the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in 2020 in the physical sciences in recognition of his global contributions in developing the Evolutionary Structural Optimisation (ESO) and Bi-directional ESO (BESO) technology, used by thousands of engineers and architects around the world to design novel structures including several landmark buildings.
Victoria Fellowship recipients in 2020
Each Fellow receives a travel grant of up to $18,000 to undertake a short-term overseas study mission to assist in developing a commercial idea; undertaking specialist training; or career development not available in Australia.