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Biographical entry McElhinny, Michael William (1933 - )

FAA, FInstP, FRAS

Born
9 December 1933
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Michael William McElhinny is a geophysicist with special interests in palaeomagnetism. In 1988 he and his wife set up the company Gondwana Consultants to help create global databases on the phenomenom. McElhinny is also heavily involved in academia, administration and research. He is Adjunct Professor in Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan, USA and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council at the Tectonics Special Research Centre, University of Western Australia. Prior to this he was Chief Geophysicist at the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics (1982-1988) and Senior Fellow in Geophysics at the Australian National University Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry (later the Research School of Earth Sciences).

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1953
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa
1955
Career position - Junior Lecturer in Physics at Rhodes University
January 1956 - October 1956
Career position - Scientific Officer at British Dielectric Research in London
November 1956 - October 1958
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Physics at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1958
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Rhodes University
1958 - 1964
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1962 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
1963 -
Career position - Member of the American Geophysical Union
1964 -
Award - Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London (FInstP)
1965 - 1966
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1967 - 1982
Career position - Senior Fellow in Geophysics within the Department of Geophysics and Geochemisry at the Australian National University
1970 -
Career position - Member of the Geological Society of Australia
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982 - 1988
Career position - Chief of Geophysics at the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics
1983
Award - Mawson Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1988 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
1988
Award - Fleming Medal received from the American Geophysical Union
1988 - 2000
Career position - Gondwana Consultants founded
1997 - 2005
Career position - Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Tectonics Special Research Centre, University of Western Australia
2004
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Western Australia

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