Past Fellows

  • The origins of the Selby Fellowship date back to 1959 when H B Selby Australia Ltd placed at the disposal of the Australian Academy of Science, the means to establish a fellowship. First awarded in 1961 there have been a total of 46 Fellows since the inception of the Fellowship.  

  • Year Recipient Institution Country
  • 2017 Prof Xi-Cheng Zhang Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec Canada
  • 2015 Prof Ray Jayawardhana Dean of Science; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, York University Canada
  • 2014 Prof Ullrich Steiner Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics; University of Cambridge UK
  • 2013 Dr R Warner Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, University of California USA
  • 2012 Prof R de Grijs Professor of Astrophysics, Peking University China
  • 2011 Prof Dame Julia Higgins Department of Chemical Engineeering & Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London UK
  • 2010 Prof P Sadler Head of department of Chemistry, University of Warwick UK
  • 2009 Prof P Gregory Special 50 Year Anniversary Selby Fellow, Chief Executive Scottish Crop Research Institute UK
  • 2009 Prof R Kirshner Harvard College Professor of Astronomy, Clowes Professor of Science, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics USA
  • 2008 Prof R Gennis Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
  • 2007 Prof J Silk Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford UK
  • 2006 Prof G Hewitt School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia UK
  • 2005 Prof B Bassler Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University USA
  • 2004 Prof D Pritchard Physicist MIT, Boston USA
  • 2003 Prof C Arntzen Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Member of George W Bush Council of Advisers on Science & Technology USA
  • 2002 Dr L Smith Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and London School of Economics UK
  • 2001 Prof K Moffat Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago USA
  • 2001 Prof J Jouzel Climate Group, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climate l Environment France
  • 2000 Prof I Pepperberg Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona USA
  • 1999 Prof G Schatz Department of Biochemistry, Basel Switzerland
  • 1998 Prof D S Dearborn Department of Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California USA
  • 1997 Prof C J Humphreys Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge UK
  • 1996 Prof J Barber Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine UK
  • 1995 Prof M Longair Department of Natural Philosophy, University of California USA
  • 1995 Prof J Thiede Research Centre for Marine Geosciences, Christian Albrechits Universitat, Kiel Germany
  • 1994 Prof J Lyklema Department of Physical & Colloid Chemistry, Wageningen Agricultural University USA
  • 1994 Prof D J P Barker Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Southampton UK
  • 1993 Prof C F Bohren Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University USA
  • 1992 Dr S Conway-Morris Reader in Evolutionary Palaebiology, University of Cambridge UK
  • 1992 Prof F H Shu Professor of Astronomy, University of California USA
  • 1991 Prof H Bolhar-Nordenkampf Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna Austria
  • 1990 Prof J V Smith Louis Block Professor of Physical Sciences, University of Chicago USA
  • 1989 Prof E R Andrew Department of Radiology, University of Florida USA
  • 1989 Dr M L Good President,Engineered materialsResearch, Allied -Signal Inc Des Plains Iilinois USA
  • 1986 Prof O E Bjorkman Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington USA
  • 1984 Prof M D Houslay Reader in Biochemistry, University of Manchester UK
  • 1983 Prof P Rakic Professor of Neuroscience, Yale University USA
  • 1982 Prof W A Gambling British Telecom Professor of Optical Communication, Department of Electronics Univerity of Southampton UK
  • 1979 Prof F J Dyson Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University USA
  • 1978 Prof B J Bok Past Director, Mt Stromlo Observatory, Past Director Steward Observatory, Tuscon, Arizona USA
  • 1977 Sir John Cornforth Nobel Laureate, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Sussex UK
  • 1975 T Hatta Department of Cell Biology, University of Auckland New Zealand
  • 1971 M Aoki Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan
  • 1965 T Nikara Waite Medical College Japan
  • 1964 R Maud South African Sugar Association South Africa
  • 1963 M Matsuyama Aichi Cancer Centre Research Institute, Nagoya Japan
  • 1962 F A de la Cruz Univerity of Madrid Spain
  • 1961 W M Deuchars United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority UK