Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering is an independent thinktank that helps Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems. It was founded in 1975 as one of Australia's four learned Academies.

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Founded1975; 45 years ago (1975) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
FounderSir Ian McLennan
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Its original name was the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences but in 1987 the name was extended, with the addition of Engineering.

In 2015, the Academy adopted a new business name, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, reserving the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering as its company name.

In 2018, the Academy changed its brandmark from ATSE to Applied, to avoid the confusion caused by the acronym and to reaffirm the Academy's origins in applied science and technology.


The Academy consists of a Board, a number of Board Committees, policy-generating Forums, an Assembly and about two dozen professional and administrative staff.[1]

Board CommitteesEdit

  • Membership Committee
  • Clunies Ross Awards Selection Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • State and Territory Divisions


List of presidentsEdit

  • Sir Ian McLennan KCMG KBE FAA FTSE – 1975–1983
  • Sir David Zeidler AC CBE FAA FTSE – 1984–1988
  • Sir Rupert Myers KBE AO FAA FTSE – 1989–1994
  • Sir Arvi Parbo AC FTSE – 1995–1997
  • Mr M A (Tim) Besley AC FTSE – 1998–2002
  • Professor John Zillman AO FAA FTSE – 2003–2006
  • Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE 2007–2012
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE 2013–2015
  • Professor Peter Gray FTSE – 2015–2016
  • Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE – 2016–


Royal FellowEdit

The Academy inducted its Royal Fellow, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC PC FRS FAA FTSE, in 1977.

Foundation FellowsEdit

Foundation Fellows include:

Honorary FellowsEdit

Honorary Fellows include:

  • Elizabeth Broderick AO, a former Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Dame Marie Bashir AD, the former Governor of NSW
  • Tim Andrew Fischer AC, the former Deputy Prime Minister
  • John Landy AC, the former Olympian and Governor of Victoria
  • David Hurley, AC DSC, Governor of NSW

Foreign FellowsEdit

Foreign Fellows are:

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder of Biocon Limited, an Indian company that is Asia's leading biopharmaceuticals enterprise, who became the Academy's first female Foreign Fellow in 2018.
  • Gordon Bell
  • Emeritus Professor Rod Brooks
  • Professor Liang-Shih Fan
  • Professor Douglas Fuerstenau
  • Professor Robin Grimes
  • Professor Ki-Jun Lee
  • Dato Yee Cheong Lee
  • Professor Jinghai Li
  • Professor Dennis Liotta
  • Dr Key Liu
  • Professor John Loughhead
  • Dr Ramesh Mashelkar
  • Professor David Nethercot
  • Professor Eckhard Rohkamm
  • Dr Zhengrong Shi
  • Professor Wenhua Tang
  • Professor Richard Williams
  • Sir Greg Winter
  • Professor Eric Wood
  • Dr Bill Wulf
  • Professor Kuangdi Xu
  • Professor Vo-Tong Xuan
  • Professor Yuthavong Yongyuth
  • Dr Ya-Qin Zhang
  • Professor Ji Zhou


The Academy has almost 900 living Fellows. See the full list at

Clunies-Ross AwardEdit

Founded in 1959 to perpetuate the memory of Sir Ian Clunies Ross, the Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation promoted the development of science and technology in Australia's beneficial interest.

In November 2002, the Foundation was brought under the Academy's umbrella, securing the long-term future of the Awards. It became known as the Clunies Ross Foundation.

The Foundation established the Clunies Ross National Science & Technology Award in 1991. The Foundation was disbanded in 2004 and the Awards are now administered by the Academy in three categories.

Academy submissionsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "About us". Applied. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Dr Keith Farrer" (PDF). Focus. ATSE. August 2012. p. 50. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Em Prof Antoni Karbowiak" (PDF). Focus. ATSE. August 2011. p. 54. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Dr Bob Ward" (PDF). Focus. ATSE. June 2013. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014.

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