The Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is pleased to share the news that Professor Colin Raston has been named as a finalist in the Scientist of the Year category in the prestigious SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards 2020. Professor Raton is a valued member of the Insitute and this recognition of his distinguished career is well deserved.
Professor Colin Raston
Professor Colin Raston is a highly recognised and prolific researcher and is South Australian Premier’s Professorial Research Fellow in Clean Technology, currently Professor of Clean Technology at Flinders University.
Since pioneering Australia’s green chemistry movement in the 1990s, he has continued to focus on green chemistry and clean technology with research aimed at devising environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic chemicals processing. He invented the vortex fluidic device, which earned international recognition and the research informing its creation and chemical process resulted in the establishment of a new science.
Professor Raston has commercialised his research, establishing successful spin-out companies 2D Fluidics and Hazer Group (ASX listed in 2015). In 2016, he was recognised for his outstanding achievement by appointment to the Office of the Order of Australia. In 2018, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.