Indian-Australian academics Professor Brajesh Singh and Professor Pankaj Sah are among 20 researchers recognised for their outstanding contributions to science by being elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Western Sydney University's Distinguished Professor Brajesh Singh is an internationally-recognised expert in the field of functional ecology and soil biology. His influential research has shaped multiple policy decisions, including key recommendations for bilateral engagements in agribusiness and trade between Australia and India.
The University of Queensland's Professor Pankaj Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute. He is widely acclaimed for his research in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, a critical region of the brain involved in learning and memory formation.
President of the Australian Academy of Science Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC congratulated the new Fellows.
“Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among the nation’s most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for ground-breaking research and contributions that have had clear impact,” Professor Jagadish said.
“This year’s new Fellows come from countries including Germany, China, India and Italy and all now call Australia home.”