Jean Armstrong has received many prizes, honours and awards throughout her life, including school and university scholarships and prizes and many honours related to her work as an engineer and an academic.
These recognize her academic achievements, her contribution to research and her work to promote the advancement of women. She has been CI on many major research grants, including five ARC Discovery/Large Grants on aspects of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) for both radio frequency and optical communication and on indoor positioning.
IET Mountbatten Medal
Professor Jean Armstrong was awarded the Mountbatten Medal in recognition of her research which has had a major influence on both optical and wireless communications and has led to many very highly cited papers and commercialised patents. As an educator, she has been an innovative adopter of new technologies and has led major curriculum reforms at three universities. She has worked to encourage young women and remove the barriers that she herself encountered; her research and contributions to women in engineering have led to both national and international awards.
Member of Australian Research Council ERA Research Evaluation Committee
Elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE) for contributions to the theory and application of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing in wireless and optical communications.
IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award
2012 - 2014
Member, College of Experts, Australian Research Council.
OFDM for Optical Communications paper  identified as highly cited paper and part of a research front by ISI.
Invited (all expenses paid) to Tsinghua University, Beijing as part of an expert group on optical wireless communications.
Inducted in Victorian Honour Roll of Women, Presentation made by Julia Gillard (former prime minister).
$100,000 Peter Doherty Prize for the best commercialization opportunity in Australia, also ANZA Technology Award and ICT Sector Award (with two others).
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Engineering 2000 Award.
Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Telecom Australia Scholarship.
1989 - 1990
Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award (relinquished as no part-time or maternity leave provisions.
1970 - 1974
Numerous university prizes including medals in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and IEE prize for the best final year Electrical Engineering student at University of Edinburgh.
1970 - 1974
Carolyn Haslett Memorial Scholarship.
(One of three awarded in 1970 for all of UK)
One of ten Scottish high school students sponsored to attend the International Youth Science Fortnight.
1964 - 1970
Bursary throughout Secondary School Education.
2018-2020 - Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Optical Wireless Communications: Solving the spectrum crunch
Chief Investigators: Jean Armstrong, Adrian Neild and Kris Helmerson.
2015 - 2017 - Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Accurate position estimation using intensity-modulated optical signals
Chief Investigators: Jean Armstrong and Ahmet Sekecioglu.
2013 - 2015 - Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Multiple-input multiple-output short range optical communications: A broadband solution with virtually unlimited bandwidth
Chief Investigator: Jean Armstrong; Partner Investigator: Roger Green (Warwick University, England).
2011 - European COST Action Travel Grant
Travel grant for invited presentation to European COST Action ICI101 (optical wireless communications) by Jean Armstrong
2010 - 2012 - Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM): a breakthrough solution to gaps in broadband delivery.
Chief Investigator: Jean Armstrong.
2010 - 2011 - Warwick-Monash Strategic Funding Initiative
Optical Wireless Communications- advancing the reach of ICT
Joint Chief Investigors: Jean Armstrong and Roger Green.
2007 - 2009 - Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OOFDM): a breakthrough for ultra-broadband optical fibre system and infrared wireless personal-area network
First Chief Investigator: Jean Armstrong; Second CI:A. Lowery.
2004 - 2009 - Australian Research Council Research Network
Australian Communications Research Network
2003 - 2006 - Australian Research Council Linkage Grant
Development of a new transport layer protocol to provide secure broadband internet connections via satellite to rural and remote areas.
First Chief Investigator: Ben Loh; Second CI: Jean Armstrong.
2001 - 2003 - Australian Research Council Large Grant
Coding and signal design for reducing signal peaks and interference
First Chief Investigator: Chintha Tellambura; Second CI: Jean Armstrong; PI: Gulliver.
2000 Multimedia Victoria Grant
Grant to attend Korea Technomart 2000 to commercialise OFDM patents
Plus numerous smaller grants throughout career.
Presentation of $100,000 Peter Doherty Prize for Commercialisation
Professor Jean Armstrong