Agilent Award for Innovation in Analytical Science

What is the Agilent Award for Innovation in Analytical Science?

The Award recognises technologies and innovations in the area of analytical science pertaining to measurement of emerging and known contaminants, and celebrates the achievements of the winner among the industry sector and peers.

If you have developed, improved or modified an analytical method such that it resolves the noise in the existing methods, saves cost, is fast and easy to interpret, has features that improve the users’ life or work, and is stable and reliable, submit your nomination for your chance to win this Award.


Congratulations to our winner and finalists!



  • Dr Cheng Fang, Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle, for:
    Anionic Surfactant Test Kit (astkCARE™) Smartphone App.



  • Dr Brian Oldland, Active Reactor Company, for:
    ARC Hub Remote Sensing System. 
  • Mr Gurwinder Singh, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, for:
    Method for producing an activated carbon product.


Who is eligible for this Award?

CRC CARE welcomes nominations for innovations and technological developments from anyone involved in the contaminant analysis. Individuals working at universities, research centres and institutes, commercial and non-commercial laboratories, and government and private organisations are encouraged to nominate themselves for this award.

Please ensure that your nomination addresses the criteria for assessment outlined in the Agilent Award – Nomination form and includes any supporting evidence. 

When does the nomination round close?

Nominations should be sent to by close of business on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

What does the winner walk away with?

The winner will receive:

  • a cash prize of AUD$3,000, and
  • promotion for their innovation comprising one media release and an article in Remediation Australasia magazine (subject to editors’ approval)