An outstanding mechanical engineer and a remarkable civil engineer have both been the recipient of illustrious honours.
Daniel Lambert was named Sir John Holland Engineer of the Year for civil engineering, while mechanical engineer Dr Michael Myers OAM was awarded the AGM Michell Medal.
The Sir John Holland Engineer of the Year is awarded to annually to an engineer who has excelled in their contribution to the industry, as well as society.
Mr Lambert exemplified the qualifying criteria for the award in his role leading Arup's water business in Australasia, along with his broader impact to the profession and humanitarian work.
As a Captain in the Royal Australian Engineers Corps, Mr Lambert was the Officer in Charge for the Victorian bushfire relief efforts.
He has also worked extensively with WaterAid, Engineers Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, the World Toilet Organisation and World Vision, as well as assisting Aboriginal communities to build houses, roads, water supply and sanitation services.
Dr Myers’ prolonged service to mechanical engineering resulted in the honour of receiving the AGM Michell Medal, recognising his exceptional leadership and innovation since his career began in 1983.
Spending 27 years at Concentric Asia Pacific he worked on the development of 3D printing to aid reconstructive surgery at the Royal Adelaide hospital; used gaming technology to help Toyota reduce work-related employee injuries around the world; aided the integration of Boeing Australia's engineering IT into the company’s global design and development network and examined issues surrounding motorsport while on the board of Motorsport Australia’s Australian Institute of Motorsport Safety.
Notably Dr Myers also founded the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation in 1998, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines to school students.
Image: Dr Michael Myers OAM receiving his award