NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year
UNSW physicist Dane McCamey has been named NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year. One of 13 prize winners, McCamey won the overall NSW title for his work to identify, characterise and control the many ways that electrons move and interact in electronic materials and devices, such as mobile phones. This work allows him to determine what limits the efficiency of devices and potentially work to improve their structure in future.
The Tall Poppy awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science. The winners will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community.
The winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney last night.