Freeman to Present Sir Jerry Price Lecture

Headshot of Professor Benny FreemanProfessor and Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Benny Freeman has recently been announced as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) 2017 Sir Jerry Price Lecture presenter.

The lecture series was established in 1990 in an effort to encourage the collaboration between industry, CSIRO and university scientists. Its namesake, Sir Jerry Price, was the former CEO of CSIRO and a leading mind in organic chemistry.
Professor Freeman’s presentation titled,¬†Science and Technology to Secure the Future for Water and Energy¬†will frame the water/energy nexus challenges and opportunities, and provide a glimpse of potential paths forward to supply the world with low energy, abundant access to water.

Professor Freeman was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation in 2016. His is the first Fulbright distinguished chair sponsored by CSIRO.Freeman’s recent accolades also include the ACS Polymeric Materials 2015 Distinguished Service Award and the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

The lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Australian Synchrotron. A recorded broadcast will be available on our department website and social media pages following the event.


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