We are happy to report that two of our staff members won awards in the 2014 Faculty of Science Staff Excellence Awards. The winners were announced by UNSW Science Dean, Professor Merlin Crossley, at the Faculty Christmas party last Thursday.

Winners from the School were Milan Pahor and Alexandr Usachev.

Milan Pahor was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award, based on student CATEI evaluations. Milan has proven to be very popular with students, even inspiring a Facebook fan group with over 1,300 members (where he has been dubbed the "Best Maths Lecturer at UNSW"). Milan also won a UNSW Science Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.

Alexandr Usachev's Teaching Excellence Award was for his exceptional performance in Sessional Teaching. Alexandr is also a former PhD student of the School.

Congratulations to Milan and Alexandr!

(Pictured: Alexandr Usachev with his award)