Marlene Kanga AO appointed as the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to engineering during the Queen's birthday honours (2022)

Distinguished Alumna Marlene Kanga AO (the third woman to graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay) has been appointed as the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to engineering during the Queen’s birthday honours (2022). She currently serves as the Non-Executive Director at Sydney Water Corporation. She is also a board member of Air Services Australia, Standards Australia, and other boards involving the innovation and commercialization of new technologies.

She was President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations – with members from 100 nations representing 30 million engineers in 2017-2019. She was also the National President of Engineers Australia in 2013. Dr. Kanga has received several awards, honours, and fellowships over the years including the CHEMECA Medal, and the Distinguished Service Award (for distinguished service to INWES for women engineers and scientists internationally). She was named one of the first Foundation Fellows of the International Science Council and is recognised as one of the top 10 Women Engineers in Australia.