Australian Academy of Science – Ian Wark Medal win
17/09/2012 - Professor Kevin Galvin, director of the Centre for Advanced Particle Processing at the University of Newcastle, was awarded the prestigious Sir Ian Wark Medal for 2012 by the Australian Academy of Science, at a dinner held in Canberra on Tuesday evening, 11th of September 2012.
Professor Galvin was presented this award in acknowledgement of his world leadership in the separation of particles on the basis of size and density in fluidised beds, and the motion of particles near inclined surfaces, which is the core technology behind the development of the Ludowici Reflux Classifier.
The Ian Wark Medal recognises the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian Wark, CMG, CBE, FAA, FTSE.
The central purpose of the Academy and awards such as this, is to identify and support outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific research which contributes to the prosperity of Australia where that prosperity is attained through the advancement of scientific knowledge or its application, or both.
In his acceptance of the award, Professor Galvin acknowledged the strong working relationship he enjoys with FLSmidth Ludowici and the determination shown by the organisation and team, in enabling the Reflux Classifier to reach commercialisation and successfully penetrate the competitive global mining marketplace.
A number of key FLSmidth Ludowici representatives were present at the dinner to celebrate the award with Professor Galvin, including Darryl Barber – executive general manager, Australia & Asia Pacific; Taavi Orupold – business product development manager; and Jason Hartmann – product development manager.
"This is further recognition of the efforts of Professor Kevin Galvin and Maurie Munro in the early days; through their dedication and commitment to the project, we are now seeing successes across key mining regions around the globe," Orupold said.
"This follows the IChemE Award Win in September 2010, where The University of Newcastle and Ludowici Australia were co-nominated and won the prestigious IChemE Core Chemical Engineering Award."
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