Australian Academy of Science 2024 Selby Fellow

  • Fellowships are awarded annually to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia. It is intended that public awareness of science and scientific issues is raised through a series of public lectures and seminars. The Foundation congratulates and acknowledges the valuable work undertaken by previous Selby Fellow.

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  • Professor Ben Halpern

    Awarded on 19/12/2023

    Professor Ben Halpern – University of California, Santa Barbara

    Professor Ben Halpern is the Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    His research uses environmental data science to address the many ways human activities are impacting ocean ecosystems and species, and the consequences of those impacts on the benefits we receive in return.

    With funding from the Selby Fellowship, Professor Halpern will tour through Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, bringing his ocean sustainability science to new audiences. 

    “I’m so excited to have the chance to visit different parts of Australia, meet with new people and visit old friends, and share what I have been working on lately,” Professor Halpern said.

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  • Professor Anette Hosoi

    Awarded on 19/12/2023

    Professor Anette Hosoi – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi is the co-founder of the MIT Sports Lab which connects the MIT community with pro-teams and industry partners to address data and engineering challenges that lie within the sports domain. Her research is at the junction of fluid dynamics, biomechanics and bio-inspired design.

    “The Selby Fellows are an exceptionally distinguished group of researchers, and I am incredibly proud and honoured to be added to the list,” Professor Hosoi said.

    “I am excited about my trip, and I am very much looking forward to meeting new people, starting new collaborations and getting to know Australia.”

     Awarded to two distinguished scientists this year, the Selby Fellowship fosters the international exchange of scientific ideas and is financed by the Selby Scientific Foundation.

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    img 2024 Selby Fellow Professor Anette Hosoi