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Biographical entry Bruce, Michael Ian (1938 - )

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Born
17 November 1938
London, England
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Michael Bruce was internationally recognised for his research into the chemistry of compounds containing transition metal to carbon compounds. He made significant contributions to the organometallic chemistry of unsaturated organic fragments. Bruce was Angas Professor of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide from 1982 to 2008.

Details

Born London, England, 17 November 1938. Educated Universities of Oxford (BA 1961, MA 1976) and Bristol (PhD 1967, DSc 1977). Open Exhibitioner, Lincoln College, Oxford 1957-61; Experimental officer, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra 1961-64; Junior Fellow, University of Bristol 1966-67; lecturer in inorganic chemistry 1967-73; professor of physical and inorganic chemistry, University of Adelaide 1973- . H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1986; Royal Society of Chemistry Lecturer, Australia 1986; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1989. President, South Australian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1979-80.

Events

1957 - 1961
Career position - Open Exhibitioner, Lincoln College, University of Cambridge
1961
Education - BA (hons), University of Oxford
1961 - 1964
Career position - Experimental Officer, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra
1966 - 1967
Career position - Junior Fellow, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1967
Education - PhD, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1967 - 1973
Career position - Lecturer in inorganic chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1973
Life event - Settled in Australia
1973 - 1982
Career position - Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Adelaide
1976
Education - MA, University of Oxford
1977
Education - DSc, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1979 - 1980
Career position - President, South Australian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1982 - 2008
Career position - Angas Professor of Chemistry, University of Adelaide
1986
Award - Royal Institution of Chemistry Lecturer, Australia
1986
Award - H. G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988 - 1990
Career position - Dean, Faculty of science, University of Adelaide
1989 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1996
Career position - Visiting Professor, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
1997
Career position - Visiting Professor, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science through chemistry
2003
Award - David Craig Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2004
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Rennes, France
2006
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Durham, United Kingdom
2008 -
Career position - Professor Emeritus and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide

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Archival resources

Private hands (Bruce, M.I.)

  • Michael Ian Bruce - Records, 1965 - 1987; Private hands (Bruce, M.I.). Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Bruce, M. I., 'John Campbell Earl 1890-1978', Chemistry in Australia, 46 (1979), 218-20. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn