Biographical entry Paddon-Row, Michael Nicholas (1942 - )
- 18 July 1942
Rochester, Kent, England
- Organic chemist
Michael Nicholas Paddon-Row has been a professor in the School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales since 1991 and Head of the School of Chemistry since 1996. His major area of interest is physical organic chemistry, in which he is exploring the nature of long-range orbital interactions and their relevance to molecular structure and reactivity, particularly to long-range electron transfer and energy transfer processes. These activities require the application of a wide range of techniques, including computational chemistry (mainly ab initio MO methods), organic synthesis and physico-chemico measurements (such as photoelectron spectroscopy and electron transmission spectroscopy).
Born Rochester, Kent, 18 July 1942. Educated University of London, King's College (BSc (hons) 1963) and Australian National University (PhD 1967). Research Associate, Princeton University, USA 1967-69; Research Associate, Manitoba University, Canada 1969-70; Research Fellow, Australian National University 1970-74; Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, New South Wales Institute of Technology 1974-85; Associate Professor, University of New South Wales 1985-91, Professor 1991- , Head, Department of Organic Chemistry 1994- , Head, School of Chemistry 1996- . H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1994; Royal Australian Chemical Institute Medal for Research in Organic Chemistry 1996; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute; Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry; Royal Society of Chemistry Lecturer, Australasia 1997; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1999; Craig Medal, Australian Academy of Science 2001. Founding member, joint University of New South Wales/University of Sydney ESR Facility; President, University of New South Wales Chemical Society 1991.
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 4 July 2012