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Biographical entry McDougall, Ian (1935 - 2018)

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Born
24 May 1935
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died
10 November 2018
Occupation
Geoscientist

Summary

Ian McDougall joined the Australian National University's Research School of Earth Sciences in 1964, being Professor from 1991 to 2000. His research has focused on many areas including finding ways to delineate the history of the geomagnetic fields and to create a time scale for the evolution of volcanic chains in relation to their origin and to plate motions. He also made major contributions to the dating of hominids in Central Africa. McDougall served on a number of committees for the Australian Academy of Science and was Treasurer from 2001 to 2005.

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1957
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Tasmania
1961
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
1961 - 1964
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Geophysics at the Research School of Physical Sciences, ANU
1964 - 1968
Career position - Fellow of the Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, ANU
1968 -
Career position - Senior Fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU
1972 - 1979
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Geological Sciences
1975 - 1983
Career position - Vice-President of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
1978 - 2018
Career position - Fellow of the Geological Society of America
1979 - 1980
Career position - Chairman of the Geological Society of Australia, Australian Capital Territory branch
1979 - 1987
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Australian journal of earth sciences
1988 - 2018
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1991 - 2000
Career position - Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
1993
Career position - Vice-Chairman, Organising Committee, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior General Assembly, Canberra
1997 - 2018
Award - Fellow, American Geophysical Union
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in geochronology
2001 - 2005
Career position - Treasurer, Australian Academy of Science
2001 - 2018
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
2001 - 2018
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
2007
Award - Jaeger Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2007 - 2010
Career position - Adjunct Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Queensland
2009
Award - DSc honoris causa, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
2010 - 2018
Award - Honorary Professor, School of Earth Sciences, University of Queensland
2013
Award - Gold Award, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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