Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson holds a BSc (UNSW ) and a PhD (Cambridge), both in chemical engineering.
After leaving Cambridge, he worked for two years in the oil industry in the US, before joining Imperial College London. In 1978, he returned to Australia as Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, where he remains today.
He is best known for the discovery of a new type of flotation device for the mineral industry, the Jameson Cell, which has been sold world-wide. To date, the Cell has produced export coal valued at over $36 billion to the Australian economy.
He has received many awards, including NSW 2013 Scientist of the Year, and the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Innovation.