Professor Ian Ritchie inducted into WA Science Hall of Fame August 22, 2016 The life, work and achievements of late Murdoch University Professor Ian Ritchie have been celebrated with his posthumous induction into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame. The WA Science Hall of Fame recognises exceptional contributions from Western Australians to Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Members exemplify outstanding scientific research and engagement efforts throughout WA. Ian’s induction was announced as part of the 2016 Premier's Science Awards on Thursday 18 August, where the recent achievements of the broader Western Australian science community were also acknowledged. Prior to his sad passing in August 2014, Ian enjoyed a long and distinguished scientific career delivering significant contributions to the mining, research and tertiary sectors. He joined Murdoch in 1984 as a Professor of Chemistry and was Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) between 1986 and 1988, playing an instrumental role introducing Industrial Chemistry courses at Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Ian received many other prestigious accolades throughout his career: 2014 – Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science in the field of chemistry and hydrometallurgy. 2002 – Received an honorary degree from Murdoch University. 1997 – Named a WA Citizen of the Year. 1997 – Received a Royal Australian Chemical Institute of Applied Research Award. 1997 – Received The Stokes Medal for Electrochemistry. 1979 – Recipient of the Australian Corrosion Medal. Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken (left) with Ian's wife Ann and son Andrew at the induction ceremony Remembered across the Murdoch University community for his wit, wisdom and engaging leadership style, Ian left a lasting legacy as an exceptional scientific educator and researcher with a passion for chemistry research, education and practical application. Murdoch University is proud to see him recognised for his outstanding commitment to science and education in WA. Murdoch’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Eeva Leinonen said: “Ian’s induction into the WA Science Hall of Fame is deserved recognition for his remarkable achievements in science and education. He remains fondly remembered across the Murdoch community.” The annual Premier’s Science Awards cover all fields of science – including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics – supported by the Western Australian Government and administered by the Office of Science within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. More information on WA Science Hall of Fame is available at the Premier’s Science Awards website. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, School of Engineering and Information Technology Tags: chemistry murdoch, eeva leinonen, ian ritchie, premier science awards, science wa, wa science hall of fame Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!