Awards & Achievements

Impactful research is at the core of The Future Industries Institute. We are very proud of our staff and students as they continue to deliver research excellence.

We look forward to continuing to celebrate the achievements of our FII community. Below is a list of achievements from our staff and students.

Images of Research - winners & finalists


2022 FII Director's Awards

Engagement Award for working on the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Project Round 14 "Advanced recovery of the battery materials and REE from ores and wastes"

- Richmond Asamoah, Dr Pavel Spiridonov (InnovEco Australia), Joe Mifsud (COOE Pty Ltd), Gennadiy Sukhinin (InnovEco Australia), Dr George Abaka-Wood (UniSA-FII), A/Prof Larissa Statsenko (UniSA-STEM), Prof Jonas Addai-Mensah (UniSA-FII), Prof William Skinner (UniSA-FII))

Senior Research Award – Zoe Doubleday

Junior Research Award – Hanif Haidari

Student Award – Jake Atkinson

Service Award – Marina Lewis

Research Support Award – Xanthe Strudwick

Technical Support Award – John Denman

Professional Support Award – Joint winners: Jenna McDowell & Kate Cameron

2022 Awards & Achievements

Caroline Tiddy
2022 Superstar of STEM

Zoe Doubleday
2022 winner of the ATSE ICM Agrifood Award
Click here to see a video of Dr Zoe Doubleday speaking about her research on seafood provenance, and her acceptance of the award.   

Shihong Xu
Winner of Norton Jackson Material Science and Engineering Medal - for his thesis “Improving the floatability of oxidized pyrite”.
Principle supervisor Bill Skinner.

Piotr Pawiliszak
Winner of Ian Wark Research Medal - for his thesis “Hydrodynamic Boundary Conditions at Fluid-Liquid Interfaces: from Fundamentals to Application”.
Principle supervisor Marta Krasowska

Bill Skinner
Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy’ section of Minerals Journal.

Drew Evans and Eliza Switalska
Part of the group that won the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Award in the Environment and Sustainability category for their work on the SmartSat project – SatCom IoT-enabled Automatic Ground Water Collection and Aggregation Pilot (SIG Water) Project.

MinEx CRC  
Finalists in the Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration category of the SA Science Awards for the Delamerian NDI Drilling Campaign 

Linda Rozenberga
PhD candidate, awarded the Hunter Healy Award from the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society.

Kamil Zuber
Dr Kamil Zuber is one of the most recent UniSA graduates of the Defence Industry Leadership Program hosted by the Defence Teaming Centre. The prestigious program sees future leaders from defence and defence industry developing their leadership skills and professional network in the complex context of defence.


Images of Research - Winners and finalists

The University of South Australia’s Images of Research competition celebrates the breadth and diversity of our innovation, and the people who make it happen.

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists.

See below a collection of our Images of Research over the years.