Dr. Niraj Lal wins Celestino Eureka Prize 2021

Niraj was awarded $10,000 for his work in explaining science to people of all walks of life in Australia. He was born in Hawaii and raised in Australia with origins from India and Fiji.

Dr. Niraj Lal wins Celestino Eureka Prize 2021
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The 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners were announced recently which includes 17 individuals and groups that are recognized for their extraordinary work toward Research & Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science.

Dr. Niraj Lal has won the Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. “It’s such an honor. The eurekas are the Oscars of Australian science. The true importance of awards like these is in ensuring that this effort continues,” said Niraj.