Intersect celebrates New South Wales Chief Scientist and Engineer Emeritus Professor Mary O’Kane’s appointment as Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours 2016 for her outstanding work in supporting science and research over the past decades.
Australia Day 2016 Honours Lists – details on page 8 of the Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia PDF.
Professor O'Kane is recognised for eminent service to science and engineering, as a contributor to national policy development and governance, to the promotion of technology research and future energy supply, to higher education, and as a role model for young scientists.
“We congratulate Professor Mary O’Kane on well-deserved recognition for her contribution to science and engineering as Companion of the Order of Australia” said Marc Bailey, CEO Intersect Australia.
“With a prolific career in science spanning decades, Professor O'Kane stands as one of Australia's leading scientific experts and consultants. As NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor O’Kane is a passionate advocate for Australian innovation. I also want to thank Professor O’Kane for the leadership she has shown as Intersect Australia’s enthusiastic patron in our pursuit of research technology impact”.
Intersect is a pivotal part of NSW research infrastructure, providing robust, innovative and collaborative technology to support the world-class research at members institutions and research organisations. Intersect delivers storage and analysis platforms, customer engineering, expert consultation and training programs to thousands of researchers each year.