Bilek, Marcela, (Prof.) (1968-)

Also known as
Bilek, Marcela (1968-)
Field of activity
Physicist; Educator
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1491919

Biographies

Marcela Bilek is a physicist who is a leading specialist in engineering new high performance materials. In 2000 she became University of Sydney's first female Professor of Applied Physics. She was also the University's youngest Professor to date.

Bilek's research has applications in many different sectors.

Her work micro-engineering surface properties has been applied in the area of solar energy production. She has also pioneered the use of biologically active plasmas on the surfaces of bio-medical devices and implants to make them less prone to cause infection. This is known as 'Biological cloaking'.

  • Award - Science Foundation for Physics Scholarship
  • Award - Cadbury-Julius Sumner Miller Scholarship in Physics
  • Award - G.S. Caird Scholarship in Computer Science
  • Award - IBM Prize for Computer Science
  • Award - W.I.B. Smith Prize in Physics (shared)
  • Award - Ian Jackson Memorial Prize for Computer Science
  • Award - Walter Burfitt Scholarship for Physics
  • Award - Cadbury-Julius Sumner Miller Scholarship in Physics
  • Education - Completed Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Award - Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch Prize for Physics Honours
  • Career position - Industrial Research Scientist at Comalco Research Centre, Melbourne
  • Award - Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Reduction Technology Award
  • Award - Peterhouse Research Studentship
  • Award - Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Honorary Packer Scholarship
  • Education - Completed Ph.D. At University of Cambridge, England
  • Career position - Research Fellow, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, England
  • Award - Emmanuel Research Fellowship -grant for independent research
  • Award - Best paper at ICMCTF (the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films), San Diego
  • Career position - Visiting Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California USA
  • Career position - Appointed Professor of Applied Physics, University of Sydney
  • Education - Completed MBA at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • Award - Young Tall Poppy Award for achievement in Science
  • Award - Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Award - Royal Society of New South Wales Edgeworth David Medal
  • Award - Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bilek, Marcela
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science
    Hooker, Claire
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004
  3. Interview with Professor Marcela Bilek
    Heard, Marian
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2001
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  4. Marcela Bilek: Biological Cloaking
    Published: 2011
    Series: The Australian Innovation Challenge
  5. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

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