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Biographical entry Skyllas-Kazakos, Maria (1951 - )

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Born
26 October 1951
Kalymnos, Greece
Occupation
Chemical engineer

Summary

Maria Skyllas-Kazakos has been Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, University of New South Wales since 1993. She has considerable expertise in battery research and has invented a revolutionary battery called the vanadium redox battery, which can be used to provide power in remote areas as a renewable energy storage system, and in electric vehicles.

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Events

1974
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of New South Wales
1978 - 1979
Career position - Member of the technical staff at Bell Labs in New Jersey
1979
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of New South Wales
1980 - 1981
Career position - Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in Physics at the University of New South Wales
1982 - 1986
Career position - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales
1987 - 1992
Career position - Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales
1993 -
Career position - Professor of School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry at the University of New South Wales
1997
Award - Whiffen Medal received from the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Engineers Australia
1998
Award - CHEMECA Medal received from the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Engineers Australia
1999
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Profiles, Australian women scientists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1999, 191 pp. Details

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