Professor Gary Froyland has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science for his leading research in the fields of dynamical systems, ergodic theory and discrete optimisation.
Professor Froyland is among 24 Fellows selected by the Academy in 2020 for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.
“I am honoured to join this community of scientists and look forward to contributing to the Academy’s goals, including highlighting the value of mathematics and science”, Professor Froyland said.
A world authority on the application of transfer operator methods to geophysical fluids, his program of mathematics has helped to reshape scientific views on how to characterise complex fluid flow. Professor Froyland has led multidisciplinary teams to solve pressing scientific problems in physical oceanography and atmospheric science, and to make port operations more efficient.
His research on open-pit mine optimisation has had a profound impact on the scheduling of base metal mines internationally, and will make cancer radiation therapy safer.
Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among the country's most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for groundbreaking research and contributions that have had clear impact.
Other School members who are Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science include Michael Cowling, Trevor McDougall, Colin Rogers, Igor Shparlinski, Ian Sloan and Fedor Sukochev.
We warmly congratulate Professor Froyland on this prestigious and well-deserved honour.