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Indonesia-born professor receives top award in Australia

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, June 13, 2018 | 03:08 pm
Indonesia-born professor receives top award in Australia

Aside from the Companion of the Order of Australia, Rose Amal has also received other awards, one of them being listed as Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers from 2012 to 2015. (twitter.com/unswengineering/File)

Indonesian-born professor Rose Amal has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, an award given by the Australian government as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honors list.

Born in Medan, North Sumatra, Amal -- who moved to Sydney 35 years ago -- was recognized for her work in chemical engineering, especially in the particle technology field. She was also viewed as a role model for women in science, as quoted by abc.net.au.

“I am very, very honored by this,” she said. “I’ve got to say, when I came here 35 years ago as a student I never thought -- I never dreamed -- that I would be recognized by Australia.”

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Also serving as scientia professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Amal’s current research is about using renewable energy, such as the sun, to create hydrogen.

She has also received other awards, among them being listed as Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers from 2012 to 2015 and being made an honorary fellow of Engineers Australia.

https://twitter.com/DubesAustralia/status/1006038376997445633

On Sunday, the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Francis Quinlan congratulated Amal on Twitter.  (wir/wng)

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