Australia is currently experiencing devastating and widespread bushfires across our nation.
Our thoughts are with our alumni members who have been impacted by the bushfires at this very difficult time.
More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed and hundreds more have been damaged. An estimated 1 billion animals have died and many more have been injured and have lost their habitats. Smoke from the bushfires has caused serious air pollution.
Communities are rallying round and helping those affected, with assistance and funding flowing in from charities, government and supporters overseas.
At CSIRO, we continue to support state fire authorities to predict, manage and assess the impacts of the bushfires. In some of our recent blogs we explain the current bushfire environment and correct some common bushfire misconceptions
Our scientists are developing reliable tools to predict bushfire behaviour, and advance fire spread prediction and bushfire suppression systems.
Since our launch in November 2018 we have listed over 280 events on our alumni calendar.
We are always keen to hear about events and help promote them through the website. So, let us know if you are organising events, speaking at conferences or hosting an exhibition stand. Just use the create an event button on our website to give us the details, or email us at email@example.com and we’ll add it to the online calendar.
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We are pleased to invite our alumni, staff and friends to celebrate the new winner of the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics.
Join us to congratulate Benjamin Paul Dix-Matthews.
Benjamin’s project is 'Coherent optical free-space frequency dissemination'. He has developed an innovative system capable of overcoming the complex challenges associated with the stabilised free-space transfer of optical frequencies.
He will use the 2020 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship to travel to France to test his prototype system in a practical experiment of an optical transmission between two buildings in Toulouse. The project is in collaboration with the CNES The French Space Agency.
Hear from a panel of previous winners who will talk about their work and how the scholarship has helped their research and impacted the world of science.
If you are interested in taking a tour of CSIRO Lindfield and seeing our research in action, please register for or 1.45pm tour. Following the event, we will be providing an afternoon tea in the foyer for people who would like to catch up with friends and former colleagues.
CSIRO Alumni are proud to be co-sponsoring a series of talks with Data61 in Melbourne.
At least three speakers will present on selected topics within a theme, with the talks ranging from innovation stories, to showcases of science, to demonstrations of technology. Network over finger food and drinks with experts and colleagues from industry, government and the research community. We invite alumni to join us and will be sending out email invitations closer to the date for you to register.
For a sneak preview at what's coming up this year - here's our preliminary schedule of the joint alumni events:
5 March 2020 – Digital Twins
30 April 2020 – New Energy Technologies
4 June 2020 – Digital Innovation in Water and Agriculture
10 September 2020 – Science of the Future
12 November 2020 – Food and Biosecurity
CSIRO and the CSIRO Alumni network held our second event in the Science Forum series. We heard from three speakers who spoke about the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen and the role R&D plays in this emerging industry.
Alumni, external partners and friends joined us for an evening of science talks and networking. Dr Anita Hill hosted a series of short presentations in the lecture theatre. We heard from our local teams, across a range of scientific disciplines, and learn about their cutting-edge projects and how they are exploring and discovering new opportunities.
Professor Benny Freeman presented a talk on Advanced Separation Technologies to Mitigate Climate Change.
The NAC meet three times a year to discuss plans for alumni activities and events nationwide. We are keen for members to join and to hear their ideas on how best to promote and support the alumni network.
We have two active state chapters that organise professional and social activities for alumni, facilitate communication between members and CSIRO, and promote CSIRO research to the community. Both chapters are keen to recruit new members to their committees.
Learn more about the WA Chapter
Learn more about the NSW Chapter
If you would like to join one of the committees or volunteer to help on an ad hoc basis with alumni events and activities, we'd be keen to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Global Partnerships Team has been actively developing international partnerships with overseas organisations for more than 20 years through the signing of collaborative agreements, facilitating overseas student placements, researcher exchanges, organising events and meetings and hosting overseas delegations.
We welcome researchers, business developers, and dignitaries from abroad including, heads of state, ministers, executives of research institutes, companies, and educational institutes to CSIRO.
We have helped form active collaborations all over the world (CSIRO currently engages with 128 countries) and have helped establish offshore offices with CSIRO staff based in Chile, the United States, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and soon to be China.
If you are interested helping to build our overseas networks or for any additional inquiries about international research cooperation and related activities, please email email@example.com
The 2020 Australia Day honours list recognises dedicated Australians who have excelled in their fields. Congratulations to all CSIRO’s Australia Day honours recipients.
Dr Matthew Hill, materials scientist
Dr Matthew Hill, from Manufacturing, received a Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to materials development for industry and the Australian Defence Force.
Dr Brian Walker, CSIRO Fellow and alumni member
Dr Brian Walker, a CSIRO Fellow with Land and Water, received an Order of Australia. He was recognised for his distinguished service to science, particularly to ecosystem ecology and research, and to professional scientific bodies.
Dr Peter Riddles, CSIRO Board
CSIRO Board member, Dr Peter Riddles, received an Order of Australia for his significant service to science, to biotechnology, and to innovation.
Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, climate scientist
Our climate scientist, Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, was in the running for the top honour – Australian of the Year 2020
CSIROpedia currently comprises around 350 biographical entries. In order to help grow the number of biographies, the CSIROpedia team is currently seeking more entries. If you’d like to contribute a profile of yourself or someone you know from the organisation’s past, please submit as much detail as you can via this form. We would also welcome stories about CSIRO innovations and discoveries.