Associate Professor Robert Shellie, an ARC Research Fellow at ACROSS, has won the 2013 Fulbright Tasmanian Scholarship.
Winning the Fulbright Award allows Robert to take up research at Purdue University, Indiana, in the United States of America. There he will further his research on an in-situ system for the measurement of chemical pollutants in remote locations, with beneficial uses throughout Antarctica, remote communities, and industrial sites.
The Fulbright Award was established in 1946 by the US senator J. William Fulbright, who believed that education and culture could play an important role in world peace. In 1949, the Australian-American Fulbright program was then established, and to this day it continues to strengthen academic relations and develop global partnerships.
The award is sponsored by the Tasmanian State Government and the University of Tasmania, and is valued at up to $30,000. Congratulations to Robert for his achievement, and all the best with his time in America.