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Elsevier and Australasian Research Management Society Honor Promising Young Scientists for their Work in Academic Research

SYDNEY, September 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

15 Young Scientists Announced as Recipients of the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) honor the academic research achievement of 15 young scientists at the 4th Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards.

The award ceremony, held on September 13 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in conjunction with the ARMS 2013 annual conference, was attended by guests representing Australia and New Zealand's top scientific fraternity, including guest-of-honor, Ms. Leanne Harvey, Executive General Manager of Australia Research Council, who was one of the award presenters.

Recognizing the increasing contribution of the Australasia research community to world science, Elsevier first launched the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards in 2010 to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across disciplines.

The 2013 Scopus Young Research of the Year Awards attracted more than 100 applications from multiple premier research institutions across Australia and New Zealand. Applications were judged by independent panels of subject experts for each of the award categories.

The fifteen award recipients, representing academic research excellence in five different fields of science, are:

1. Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Winner: Dr. Zenobia Jacobs, University of Wollongong
  • First Runner-up: Assc. Prof. David Revalds Lubans, The University of Newcastle
  • Second Runner-up: Assc. Prof. Scott David Brown, The University of Newcastle

2. Physical Sciences

  • Winner: Prof. Bryan Gaensler, University of Sydney
  • First Runner-up: Prof. Michael Breadmore, University of Tasmania
  • Second Runner-up: Prof. Matt Alistair King, University of Tasmania

3. Engineering & Technology

  • Winner: Dr. Da-Wei Wang, The University of Queensland
  • First Runner-up: Dr. Qiaoliang Bao, Monash University
  • Second Runner-up: Professor Zaiping Guo, University of Wollongong

4. Life Sciences & Biological Sciences

  • Winner: Dr. Barry William Brook, The University of Adelaide
  • First Runner-up: Prof. Sean Richard Connolly, James Cook University
  • Second Runner-up: Dr. Suresh Mathivanan, La Trobe University

5. Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Winner: Assc. Prof. Jodie Louise Simpson, The University of Newcastle
  • First Runner-up: Prof. Steven Allender, Deakin University
  • Second Runner-up: Dr. Enzo Porrello, University of Queensland

"ARMS supports and enables research excellence and integrity through professional development of research managers," said Professor Moira Clay, President of ARMS. "The award recipients represent the next generation of research leaders and are to be applauded for their outstanding contribution to their discipline and upholding the highest standards of research integrity."

"Elsevier is honored to be a part of the celebration and recognition of these highly talented researchers," said Dr. Anders Karlsson, Elsevier's Asia Pacific Vice President of Global Academic Relations. "In a digitally connected world, the Australasia region represents excellence in academic research with a strong spirit of international collaboration. The 2013 award winners are all excellent examples of this interconnectedness. Our aim at Elsevier is to support researchers in their discoveries that will bring great benefits to society."

About ARMS

The Australasian Research Management Society is the professional society for specialists in management and administration of research. Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 1000 people from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centers, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialization bodies and consultancies.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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