Seven UNSW research achievements have been recognised in the list of finalists for the 2007 Eureka Prizes. This follows UNSW's record-breaking success in last year's awards.

UNSW's finalists are drawn from the fields of medical research, photovoltaics, quantum computing, nanotechnology, toxicology, oceanography, and climate and environmental science.

Praising the achievement, UNSW's Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Professor Les Field said: "I'm really pleased that once again so many prominent UNSW researchers have been recognised for these highly coveted prizes."

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes aim to raise the profile of scientific research and to acknowledge outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication.

Those nominated for prizes are:

Nominated collectively is UNSW's world-leading School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering for the inaugural IAG Eureka Prize for Innovative Solutions to Climate Change.

Nominated for the People's Choice Award is Dr Francesco Pomati from the School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences for his ground-breaking work on the identification, characterisation and remediation of pharmaceuticals as environmental pollutants. To vote for Francesco in the People's Choice Award vote here

For more information about the 2007 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes go to the website