My very dear friend’s husband was awarded the Clunies Ross Award for Innovation

At the 2014 ATSE Clunies Ross Awards 11 Aussie innovators join the likes of Fiona Wood, who invented spay-on skin for burn victims.

At a Gala Ball in Perth on 21st May one of my very dear friend’s husband was awarded the Clunies Ross Award for Innovation.

Professor Michael Tobar, husband of my friend Virginia along with Professor Eugene Ivanov of the Western Australia University, over the past 20 years, have developed the world’s quietest noise oscillators.

The oscillators have been used in laboratories worldwide and enabled modern atomic clocks to keep time with unprecedented accuracy. The technology has been purchased for anything from fundamental research, meteorology, high-tech communications and defence.

And I am very proud to say that I know this very genius of a man and give him the biggest of congratulations.