CMCRC’s Dr Vito Mollica is announced winner of the ACGR award!
Dr Vito Mollica has won the 2018 ACGR Executive Committee Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research.
The accolade is awarded to an individual or team of HDR supervisors, coordinators or professional staff who have initiated or supported innovative and transformational engagement between higher degree research candidates and industry partners.
The ACGR selection panel stated “(We) reviewed a large and worthy selection of nominations from across the country and were clear that, despite the very high standard of supervision demonstrated in many of the applications, Dr Mollica’s was unanimously chosen as the strongest and most worthy of this national award”.
“Academia is often criticised for its heavy reliance on theoretical development, with a lack of relationship with real world problems. The combination of scholarship and industry engagement provides a unique opportunity for HDR candidates, to not only advance knowledge but realise synergies for real-world research with impact. I thank the committee for the award, and express gratitude to PhD candidates, sponsors, Macquarie University and the Capital Markets CRC (CMCRC) in supporting industrial PhDs”. Said Dr Mollica.
The Professor was not in attendance last night at the ACGR Conference Dinner as he is currently overseas at the China Market Quality Research Centre
established with Nankai University.
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