By Curtin University

Congratulations to Professor Phil Bland, whose numerous achievements in planetary science as Director of the Desert Fireball Network and Director of SSERVI Australia has seen him awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor.

“Career highlights include having an asteroid named after me, winning a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and an ARC Laureate Fellowship, watching the launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft as a member of the science team; and finding a meteorite.”

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About John Curtin Distinguished Professors

The title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor is Curtin’s highest honour for academic staff. It recognises nationally and internationally renowned researchers who have demonstrated exceptional skills in teaching or research, or scholarly, creative and artistic achievements.