Aaron Podmore wins Australia Space Prize

12 May 2010

Aaron Podmore, a 2009 final year student, has won the Australia Space Prize in the Engineering category for his project “The Design and Production of New Economically Viable Lightweight Bulk Metallic Glasses”. Aaron’s project was considered to be of exemplary quality and of high relevance given the potential application of bulk metallic glasses in space vehicles. Aaron has been invited to present his work at the Australian Space Development Conference / The National Space Engineering Symposium in July in Adelaide. Aaron, who held a Co-op scholarship for his undergraduate studies and, since graduation, has been working for a sponsor, Brickworks.

The Australia Space Prize, previously only available to US citizens, was established to promote quality space related research in Australia and raise awareness of study and career opportunities for students to help build the skills needed by the emerging Australian Space Industry, which supports the goals of the Australian Government’s Australian Space Science Program.