The EO Tuck Medal
In honour of the late Ernest Oliver Tuck, FAustMS, FTSE and FAA, ANZIAM has instituted a mid-career award for outstanding research and distinguished service to the field of Applied Mathematics. At most one award will be made biennially, but only to a candidate of sufficient merit. No person can receive more than one such award and previous winners of the ANZIAM medal are ineligible. The award will not be offered in the same year as the ANZIAM medal. The selection criteria for the award are:
- Outstanding research, relative to opportunity, in Applied and/or Industrial Mathematics, where a significant proportion of the research work has been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand.
- Distinguished service in the field of Applied Mathematics. Service in ANZIAM related activities will be highly regarded.
- On 1 January in the year in which the award is made, the recipient will have normally had their PhD conferred more than ten and less than twenty years ago (see note 3. below).
- Membership of ANZIAM for at least the five calendar years preceding the year in which the AWARD is made. Backdating of membership is not acceptable.
- In criterion 1 the research portfolio will be assessed relative to opportunity. Any significant teaching and administrative responsibilities will be considered when assessing the volume of a candidate’s research output and contribution.
- ANZIAM considers it highly desirable that its members advance the profession into the future. The selection panel can consider the potential of the candidate to the discipline (for example, via their ability to be awarded prestigious research fellowships).
- Any exceptional circumstances should be forwarded to the Executive Committee to assess eligibility; they will normally consider the types of career interruptions allowed by the ARC in their research fellowship guidelines.
Winners of the EO Tuck Medal
- 2013 Professor Shaun C. Hendy and Associate Professor Geoffry N. Mercer
- 2015 Associate Professor Troy W. Farrell
- 2017 Professor Kate Smith-Miles
Nominations for the award can be made by any member of ANZIAM other than the nominee. A nomination should consist of a brief C.V. of the nominee together with the nominee's list of publications, a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee's research and a one page resumé of the nominee's service contribution. Nominations should be forwarded in confidence, electronically in pdf format, to Professor Kerry Landman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Selection Panel, by 30th November 2016.
Please note that, where necessary, the Selection Panel will consult with appropriate assessors concerning evaluation of the nominee's contribution.