Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science
Professor Burdett Loomis
Political Science, University of Kansas. Research into lobbying and its impact in Australia, which will provide a basis for comparative work, at Flinders University.
Professor Malcolm Feeley
Political Science, University of California. Research into privatisation in the criminal justice system in Australia, at Flinders University.
Fulbright Senior Scholars
Professor Christopher B. Barrett
Economics, Cornell University. Research into the effects of global food markets on poverty and food insecurity in the world at Monash University.
Professor Charles Meneveau
Mechanical engineering, Johns Hopkins University. To develop and test new hybrid turbulence models, combining both random and coherent elements, at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Mari Ostendorf
Engineering, University of Washington. Integration of prosody (pitch and timing modulation) with syntax for spoken language processing, at Macquarie University.
Dr Christopher Roberts
Music, Whatcom Community College. To integrate two hundred songs he documented from the Wopkaimin people in the remote Star Mountains of Papua New Guinea, into an exhibit and research project at the South Australian Museum.
Professor S. Mark Tompkins
Biological Sciences, University of Georgia. Collaborative development of therapeutic drugs for Hendra and Nipah viruses, with CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory.
2012 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholars
Ms Hannah Barrett
Psychology, University of Massachusetts. To undertake research in psychology looking at overcoming the stigmatizing effects of hearing loss at the ANU for 12 months.
Mr Emmet Cleary
Engineering, CALTECH. Research on a technique that burns fuels with lower emissions of pollutants, known as moderate or intense low-oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion, at the University of Adelaide.
Israel Del Toro
2012 Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholar
Ecology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Research into how assemblages of ants vary along environmental gradients in the seasonal tropics of Northern Australia, and how dominant and abundant species may respond to climate change, with CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, for a year.
Ms Sytske Hillenius
Arts Management and Music, College of Charleston. Research will focus on Celtic musical traditions and their influence on Tasmanian music as well as the multicultural influences on the traditions from the many immigrants to Tasmania, at The University of Melbourne.
Mr Steven Limpert
Fulbright Alumni and Climate Change Scholar
Electrical engineering, Arizona State University. Conduct research in the area of high efficiency, hot carrier and nanostructured solar cells, at UNSW.
Mr Mark O'Donnell
Fulbright ANU College of Business and Economics Scholar
MBA, University of Chicago. Mark will study how effective Infrastructure Australia has been in attracting private sector investment in Australian infrastructure with a view to applying the best practice methods in the United States, at the ANU College of Business and Economics.
Ms Cecilia Prator
Biology, Occidental College. To explore the venom of understudied spiders, scorpions and centipedes, for compounds known as peptides, which could possibly be used to make environmentally friendly insecticides, at the University of Queensland.
Ms Samantha Shockley
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology, University of Chicago. To contribute to the development of new, concise and laboratory-based syntheses of Australian marine natural products that could prove useful in the development of new drugs, at the ANU.
Anne Wexler U.S. Scholar
Mr Jeremy Gahm
Finance, University of South Carolina. Mr. Jeremy Gahm, a recent Fulbright Scholar from the U.S. to Spain, will spend two years in Australia undertaking a master’s degree focusing on international finance and economics. He will research capital markets and the financing of entrepreneurial ventures in both Australia and the United States. Host to be advised.