Lithuanians in the News
21st June 2009
Professor Zigmas Budrikis Awarded a Major Science Prize
(L- R) Professors Antonio Cantoni, John Hullett and Zigmas Budrikis
being presented with their award by Professor Michael Keniger.
Photo courtesy “Mūsų Pastogė”
Australian Lithuanian Professor Zigmas Budrikis was awarded a Clunies Ross Award by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) at a presentation dinner in Sydney on 20 May 2009. The Clunies Ross Awards recognise Australia’s visionary scientists and technologists, whose work has bridged the gap between research and the marketplace.
Professor Budrikis shared the award with fellow workers Professors Antonio Cantoni and John Hullett for their work in overcoming internet congestion. Their invention, patented in 1997, has been licensed to international communications companies and has earned in excess of $US35 million for Australia. One result of their work, the QPSX Metropolitan Area Network, became an international standard.
Zigmas Budrikis was born in Lithuania and migrated to Australia in 1950. He graduated form University of Sydney with a B.Sc. (1995) and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering (1957) and was awarded a PhD in Electrical Engineering by University of Western Australia (1970). In a distinguished career he has worked with the PMG Research Laboratories in Melbourne, University of Western Australia, Curtin University and has also lectured in many overseas universities and institutions, including University of California at Berkeley, Bell Research Laboratories and Vilnius University.

Congratulations, Zigmai!

Further information:
“Mūsų Pastogė” 03/06/09