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2018 ARRB Conference Award Winners

Written by : Australian Road Research Board

Thanks for all who joined us for the Australian Road Research Board Gala & Awards Dinner to celebrate the best of our industry. 

The Awards Dinner, which was held at Brisbane City Hall was a wonderful place to celebrate our successes and research achievements with our clients, partners and talented team members. Our guests also heard Bronwyn Evans PhD, Hon FIEAust, FTSE, CPEng emphasise the role of research organisations such as ARRB in the development of standards in a fast-paced world of technological evolution.

Congratulations to all the winners on the night, a truly fabulous celebration of your hard work.

Knowledge Transfer Commitment Award

This category rewards individual or teams with a strong commitment to communicating research outcomes to practitioners and fellow researchers over the preceding 24 months.

  • Downer Road Services Team, Downer
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Knowledge Transfer Commitment Award - Downer Road Services Team, Downer


Research Impact Award

This prize is awarded to an individual researcher or research team, whose research, development and implementation efforts have made a significant improvement to operational quality and/or cost in the last 24 months and has therefore achieved considerable impact within the community and industry. 

  • Riadh Al Mahaidi and Dr Robin Kalfat, Swinburne 
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Research Impact Award - Riadh Al Mahaidi and Dr Robin Kalfat, Swinburne


Implementing Agency Applied Research Award

This category looks at formal or informal applied research undertaken by staff of agencies or departments or local governments (not a third party), which has led to significant benefits to the organisation and/or its customers. Very often, these professionals ‘try different things’ as part of their efforts to work smarter, and this is an opportunity to showcase this ingenuity.

  • Fred Andrews- Phaedonos, VicRoads 
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Implementing Agency Applied Research Award -Fred Andrews - Phaedonos(VicRoads)


New Research Talent Award

This award is for researchers under 35 years of age, who have made a significant discovery in the previous 24 months as part of their research activities related to road transportation. 

  • Dr Ronny Kutadinata, ARRB 
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New Research Talent Award -Dr Ronny Kutadinata


Lifetime Research, Development & Implementation Award

This award is presented in recognition of an individual’s outstanding leadership and contribution to the road and transport sector for more than 25 years, based on an enduring track record of research, development and implementation activities.

  • Geoff Jameson, Chief Research Scientist (Pavement Technology) at ARRB 
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Lifetime Research, Development & Implementation Award -Geoff Jameson, Cheif Research Scientist (Pavement Technology) ARRB



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