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SJTU alumnus Xie Yimin won 2017 Clunies Ross Innovation Award

June 19, 2017      Author: Wang Jingjing

On the evening of June 14, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering held a grand Clunies Ross Awards ceremony, attended by more than 400 Australian government officials, business leaders and academic elites. In 2017, three well-known scientists won the award, including SJTU alumnus as well as 1984 graduate of engineering mechanics, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering academician Xie Yimin won the Clunies Ross Innovation Award.

The Clunies Ross Awards (CRA) was set up in 1959. It has selected the most famous scientists who have made dedication to the society in the fields of technology innovation and application. The former Clunies Ross Award winners have already become well-known figures, including the 2005 Nobel Medicine Prize winner Barry Marshall, a pioneer who found Helicobacter pylori; Graeme Clark, a pioneer in cochlear implantation technology; and Ian Fraser, a pioneer who found the cervical cancer vaccines.