Professor Murray Scott has become the most recent recipient of the Scala Award of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM).

The Scala Award is given every two years and recognises the outstanding contribution of one individual to the field of composite materials. The decision to select Professor Scott was selected by the ICCM Executive Council to receive the Award in August 2017.

Professor Scott is Chairman of Advanced Composite Structures Australia, the spin-out company from the highly acclaimed CRC for Advanced Composite Structures, of which Professor Scott was CEO for more 13 years. He was also elected firstly as President and then as World Fellow of the ICCM, and represented Australia on the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), where he served as President for a two-year period and is now an Honorary Fellow.

Associated with the honour is the privilege of delivering the opening plenary lecture at the next conference in the series. On this occasion, it was the 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM22), which was held in Melbourne from 11-16 August. Professor Scott spoke on ‘Advanced Composites Research and Innovation – an Australian Perspective’.

The presentation of the Scala Award certificate was made during the ICCM22 banquet, held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on 15 August. The ICCM22 was a great success with over 1,400 people in attendance from 45 countries.