BlogArisAward2014Dr Aris Hairmansis has been a PhD student at the University of Adelaide under the Australia Awards Scheme, jointly supervised by Dr Stuart Roy (ACPFG), Dr Bettina Berger (APPF) and Professor Mark Tester (KAUST).

Aris’ PhD thesis on ‘Modifying sodium transport to improve salinity tolerance of commercial rice cultivars (Oryza sativa L.)’ has been accepted earlier this year, and his hard work has now been recognised by an Award for Excellence – Learning, which was awarded by the Australia Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Greg Moriarty, at an Australia Awards Alumni Dinner in Jakarta earlier this month.

With his eagerness to learn and energy in overcoming obstacles during his PhD, Aris has set an example for fellow students and supervisors alike. Congratulations on receiving this very special award, Aris. It is very well deserved and we wish you all the best for the future!