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Fluid science, thermodynamics and natural gas engineering wins AIP member Eric May WA Scientist of the Year

1 Sep 2021 3:21 PM | Anonymous

Professor Eric May (University of Western Australia and AIP member) has been named Scientist of the Year at the 2021 WA Premier's Science Awards ceremony.

Professor May is an internationally-recognised leader in the areas of fluid science, thermodynamics and natural gas engineering.

His development and use of measurement technology has produced explanations for long-standing scientific mysteries, revealed unexpected physical phenomena and helped improve industrial processes.

Premier's Science Awards were also presented to:

  • Associate Professor Edward Litton (University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital) and Dr Arman Siahvashi (University of Western Australia) - joint winners of the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year
  • Liam Scarlett (Curtin University) and Niamh Troy (University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute) - ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year
  • Daniel Curran (Curtin University) - Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year
  • FIRST LEGO League WA (Curtin University) - Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year. 

Professor Richard Hobbs (University of Western Australia) became the 16th person to be inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

For more information about the Premier's Science Awards, including the winners and finalists, visit

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