Dr Colin Scholes
was among eight young scientists from the University of Melbourne have been awarded 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for Victoria
. All winners are leaders in their field, breaking new ground with their innovation and discoveries. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise early career researchers who have achieved significant research outcomes and have demonstrated their passion to engage with the community in science. Award winners will spend the next year engaging with teachers, school students, parents and the broader community around Victoria and across Australia as part of the Tall Poppy Campaign run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
Dr Scholes was a successful recipient of this award for his work in Climate Change Mitigation . Dr Scholes is developing efficient filtering membranes to separate carbon from industry gases such as coal-fired power stations.