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Biographical entry Ninham, Barry William (1936 - )

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Born
9 April 1936
Croydon, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Barry William Ninham is Founder and Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. He has held numerous other positions and honours, some of which are listed below. Ninham's research centres around many aspects of physical and inorganic chemistry.

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1957
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Western Australia
1958
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1962
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Maryland, USA
1962 - 1970
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer then Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales
1964 - 1966
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship received
1968 - 1969
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, USA
1970 -
Career position - Foundation Professor (to 2000) and Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra
1978 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982 -
Career position - Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, USA
1982 - 1983
Career position - Foundation Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications
1984 - 1985
Career position - Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, ANU
1990
Award - Rehbinder Medal received from the USSR Academy of Sciences
1991
Education - Doctor of Technology (Dtech) honoris causa received from KTH Stockholm (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan)
1998
Career position - Member of the UNESCO World Commission on Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology

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