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Biographical entry Napper, Donald Harold (1937 - )

FAA, FRACI

Born
23 December 1937
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physical chemist

Summary

Donald Harold Napper is Emeritus Professor and a past Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science and Technology at the University of Sydney. His association with the University has lasted over thirty years, excluding his time there as a student. Over the years, Napper has developed an internationally recognised expertise in polymer colloids and the polymerisation processes. He has (co-) authored over 180 scientific articles in the field and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

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1954
Career position - Trainee Chemist at CSR Ltd Central Laboratory
1959
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed and received the University Medal in Physical Chemistry from the University of Sydney
1960
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1963
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1963 - 1966
Career position - Research Officer at CSR Research Laboratories in East Roseville, New South Wales
1966 - 1967
Career position - Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Bristol and Research Officer at ICI (Paints Division) in Slough, UK (joint appointment)
1968 - 1969
Career position - Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1970 - 1976
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1973
Career position - Edgeworth David Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1976
Career position - Fullbright Senior Fellow with the Australian-American Educational Foundation at Stanford University, USA
1977 - 1985
Career position - Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1983 - 1984
Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1984
Award - Ollé Prize received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1984 - 1985
Career position - Acting Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1984 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of the Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1985 - 2003
Career position - Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1987 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1987
Award - Polymer Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute of New South Wales
1989 - 1992
Career position - Vice-President of the International Association of Colloid and Surface Science
1990 - 1992
Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1994
Career position - Harold A. Morton Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Akron, USA
1994
Award - Gold Medal for Research Excellence received from the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
1996 - 1997
Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1997 - 2003
Career position - Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science and Technology of the University of Sydney
2003 -
Career position - Professor Emeritus at the College of Science and Technology of the University of Sydney
2003 -
Career position - Chair of the Bragg Institute Advisory Committee of The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government

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Journal Articles

  • Napper, D. H., 'Herman Standinger (1881-1965) and the Macromolecular Concept', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 48, no. 10, 1981, pp. 384-387. Details

Online Resources

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