CIES Member Achievements/ Distinguished Honours
NSW Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering
Founding CIES Director Scientia Professor Mark Bradford (pictured above with NSW Premier Mike Baird) was awarded the Excellence in Engineering & Information & Communications Technology category prize in the 2015 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering. These Prizes seek to recognise excellence in science and engineering, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales.
Mark Bradford is an Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor of Civil Engineering, Scientia Professor at UNSW Australia and currently CIES’ Director of Research. Mark has been proactive in embedding university research into industry practice, especially through design standards and textbooks. Having built a team of critical mass through his Federation and Laureate Fellowships in the areas of steel and steel-concrete structural engineering, Mark has been concentrating in recent times on progressing these disciplines into the broader paradigms of sustainable and low-carbon full-life cycle structural engineering practice, which is a challenge of immense significance in the construction sector.