The SAIA Awards recognises and celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and organisations who have distinguished themselves in our community and in the community at large. SAIA is incredibly proud of our Italian community and all it has achieved.

R&D, and Innovation Finalists 2022

Matthew Iasiello
Matthew Iasiello is a senior researcher from the SAHMRI Be Well Co, focused on building mental wellbeing in the South Australian Community. Matthew’s Research is focused on the relationship between mental health and mental illness, and designing and evaluating innovative solutions to strengthen.
Prof. Enzo Lombi
Prof. Enzo Lombi holds the Barbara Hardy Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia. His major research interests relate to the biogeochemistry of trace elements and nutrients in the environment. Enzo received his PhD in environmental chemistry from the Catholic University (Italy) and held positions at BOKU (Vienna), Rothamsted Research (UK), CSIRO and the University of Copenhagen before starting at the University of South Australia in 2009.
Dr Ilaria Stefania Pagani
Dr Ilaria Stefania Pagani is a dynamic cancer researcher at SAHMRI and emerging world leader in haematology. Since moving to Adelaide in 2014, she is proud and active member of the Italian community in Australia where she contributes as President of the Association of Italian Researchers in Australasia, and treasurer of Com.It.Es-South Australia.