Gelion’s Founding Chairman, Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to science in the annual prestigious honorific awards of the Australian Academy of Science, the country’s premier scientific association.
Professor Maschmeyer, also of the University of Sydney’s School of Chemistry and the University’s Nano Institute, was awarded the David Craig Medal and Lecture (the Academy’s highest Award for chemistry) in recognition of his research career spanning more than three decades.
His fundamental research on advanced materials and catalysis is at the heart of Gelion’s revolutionary new battery technology and is central to the commercial development of end-of-life plastics recycling technology, the Cat-HTR™ platform, developed by another company he co-founded, Licella Holdings.
Professor Maschmeyer is among 24 Australian scientists being recognised by the Academy today whose discoveries are helping to change the world for the better.
The Academy of Science Honour follows on from last year when Professor Maschmeyer was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation, the Australian Financial Review’s Sustainability Award, his Times Higher Education Top Ten ranking of ‘Academics Who Mattered in 2020’ and his #15 placement in the World’s Leading Chemists (2010 – 2020) list. In 2018, he won the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation & Science.