House debates

Monday, 22 October 2018

Statements by Members

St John, Emeritus Professor David

4:09 pm

Photo of Jane PrenticeJane Prentice (Ryan, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I take this opportunity to recognise a University of Queensland success—Emeritus Professor David St John, who is a local Ryan resident. David has been a mainstay of the materials science and engineering profession not only in Australia but also at an international level. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the John Campbell Medal, American Society of Metals Henry Marion Howe Medal, Materials Australia Silver Medal and Magnesium Technology Award. This is in addition to his more than 300 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

Professor St John has also made a significant contribution to developing research partnerships with industry and obtaining financial support for research and education facilities. In March 2018, Professor St John was awarded an honorary fellowship with the Defence Materials Technology Centre for his significant meritorious contribution to the centre's goals and objectives. DMTC enhances Australian Defence Force capability and boosts Australian industry capacity through collaborations that are underpinned by Australia's world-renowned research expertise. In March next year there'll be a symposium named in Professor St John's honour at the international TMS2019 conference in Texas. TMS brings together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders and other professionals in the minerals, metals and material field. Professor St John is a local Ryan resident and I congratulate him. He's yet another success story from the University of Queensland.