ICHEME Fellow Geoffrey Stevens, a chemical engineering professor on the College of Melbourne, has been awarded Officer (AO) within the Common Department of the Order of Australia within the Australia Day 2020 Honours listing.
The honours are awarded each and every yr on Australia Day, 26 January, and recognise Australian voters for remarkable provider. Stevens was once recognised for his outstanding provider to schooling, to chemical engineering and environmental remediation, and as a mentor.
He’s the Laureate Professor of the Division of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on the College of Melbourne. He leads an internationally-recognised separations staff that has a number one center of attention on hydrometallurgy, but in addition contains meals processing, pharmaceutical processing, and wastewater processing. He has held quite a lot of positions on the college since 2000, together with Head of Division in Chemical Engineering and Professional Vice Chancellor.
Stevens is a Mission Chief for CO2CRC, an Australian CCS analysis organisation, and was once Secretary Common of the World Solvent Extraction Committee from 1996–2016. He additionally volunteered for ten years at the editorial board of IChemE’s magazine Chemical Engineering Analysis and Design, representing the subject space of separation processes.
He was once awarded the Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence in 2014, in addition to the Carl Hanson Medal for a outstanding lifetime fulfillment in solvent extraction. He was once additionally named in an inventory of the 100 Maximum Influential Engineers for 3 consecutive years through Engineers Australia.
Stevens mentioned: “I’m more than happy and humbled through the respect. Even though it’s a person award, it’s been a collective effort through many glorious folks I’ve labored with over time – now not simply on the college, however colleagues in different spaces and around the globe. I wish to thank them and my spouse and circle of relatives for the continuing give a boost to. I see chemical engineering as an enabling self-discipline and the important thing to lots of as of late’s demanding situations. Inspiring younger minds within the self-discipline will lend a hand us increase a extra sustainable society.”
Peter Ashman, Chair, Board of IChemE in Australia, mentioned: “Congratulations to Professor Geoffrey Stevens for this incredible fulfillment, which he completely merits. He’s well-respected in his box and is an inspiration to generations of chemical engineering scholars. I’m extremely joyful that he has been officially recognised through the federal government for his contribution to schooling and for advancing chemical engineering.”