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Biographical entry Radom, Leo (1944 - )


13 December 1944
Shanghai, China


Leo Radom has been at the Australian National University since 1974 and Professor, Research School of Chemistry since 1991. He uses computer calculations to make predictions of molecular structures and reactions.


Born Shanghai, China, 13 December 1944. Educated University of Sydney (BSc (hons) 1966, MSc 1967, PhD 1969). DSc, Australian National University 1982. Fulbright Fellow, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh 1969-72; Queen Elizabeth II Fellow 1972-74; Fellow, Australian National University 1974-79, Senior Fellow 1979-90, Professor, Research School of Chemistry 1991- . Rennie Medal 1977; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1979; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1988; H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1988; Maccoll Prize, Organic Mass Spectrometry 1991; Archibald Olle Prize 1992; Schrodinger Medal, World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists 1994 (first Australian to receive this award).

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  • Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D., 'Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 273-297. Also available at Details
  • Hush, Noel S. and Radom, Leo, 'David Parker Craig AO FAA, 23 December 1919 - 1 July 2015', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, vol. 64, 2018, pp. 107-29. Details

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