02 November 2011
Professor wins ExxonMobil Award
RMIT University's Professor Suresh Bhargava has won the 2011 ExxonMobil Award.
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, congratulates Professor Suresh Bhargava.
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He was presented with $5,000 and a certificate at the Chemeca 2011 conference in Sydney in the presence of renowned international delegates.
The national award recognises significant ongoing contributions to Chemical Engineering through innovations or a series of related publications over a number of years.
Professor Bhargava is the leader of Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry in the School of Applied Sciences at RMIT.
He is also Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor International in RMIT's College of Science, Engineering and Health.
He said: "It is most satisfying to see when your research is recognised by industry, the end-user of any research.
"I dedicate this award to my team of very enthusiastic researchers."
Professor Bhargava has received many awards during his career, including an honorary doctorate from Rajasthan University, which was presented in person by the President of India.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
His research has provided improvements in fields as diverse as the removal of organics from the Bayer process in alumina refining, mercury detection and removal from industrial processes, and the rejuvenation of car exhaust catalysts.
A big night in Sydney.