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Australian Academy of Science honours Professor Kevin Galvin with Sir Ian Wark Medal

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article image Taavi Orupold, Prof Kevin Galvin, Darryl Barber and Jason Hartmann at the Ian Wark Memorial Medal Ceremony
Professor Kevin Galvin, Director of the Centre for Advanced Particle Processing at the University of Newcastle is the recipient of the prestigious Sir Ian Wark Medal for 2012 awarded by the Australian Academy of Science.

The Ian Wark Medal is instituted in honour of the contributions to Australian science and industry by the late Sir Ian Wark, CMG, CBE, FAA, FTSE. The award identifies and supports outstanding contributions to the advancement of scientific research in Australia.

Professor Galvin was presented this award in acknowledgement of his world leadership in the separation of particles on the basis of size and density in fluidised beds, and the motion of particles near inclined surfaces, which is the core technology behind the development of the Ludowici Reflux Classifier.

In his acceptance speech, Professor Galvin acknowledged the strong working relationship he has enjoyed with FLSmidth Ludowici and the determination shown by the organisation and team in enabling the Reflux Classifier to reach commercialisation and successfully penetrate the competitive global mining industry.

A number of key FLSmidth Ludowici Australia representatives were present at the dinner to celebrate the award with Professor Galvin including Darryl Barber, Executive General Manager, Australia & Asia Pacific, Taavi Orupold, Business Product Development Manager and Jason Hartmann, Product Development Manager.

According to Taavi Orupold, the award is further recognition of the efforts of Professor Kevin Galvin and Maurie Munro in the early days, and follows the IChemE Award win in September 2010, where The University of Newcastle and Ludowici Australia were co-nominated and won the prestigious IChemE Core Chemical Engineering Award.

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