Queen's Birthday honours for service to bushfire management and chemistry

09 June 2015

Two Faculty of Science academics have received AMs in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst, from the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, was recognised for significant service to science through land and bushfire management, and to the community through providing expert advice at fire emergencies. Dr Tolhurst is the Project Leader of the Bushfire Co-Operative Research Centre and a co-developer of the Phoenix Fire Behaviour model. He is regularly consulted on bushfire management, and was on the Expert Panel for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Emeritus Professor Robert Cattrall, Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Chemistry, was recognised for significant service to science, particularly analytical chemistry, as an academic, educator, researcher and author, and to cricket. Professor Cattrall has published more than 130 peer reviewed articles and supervised more than 80 PhD, MSc and Honours students. He is also co-founder and a life member of the La Trobe University Cricket Club.