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Biographical entry Barber, Michael Newton (1947 - )

Born
30 April 1947
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist and Science administrator

Summary

Michael Barber is Executive Director of Science Planning at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and a past Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) of the University of Western Australia. Before his move to science administration, Barber was an accomplished physicist and mathematician who lectured and researched at the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales and at the Universities of Washington and California in the USA. His present research interests include statistical mechanics, material science and computational mathematics.

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1965 - 1968
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of New South Wales
1969 - 1972
Career position - CSIRO Overseas Pre-doctoral Fellow at Cornell University
1969 - 1972
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Cornell University, USA
1972 - 1974
Career position - Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University in Canberra
1974 - 1980
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
1979 - 1980
Career position - Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Washington, USA (six months)
1981 - 1984
Career position - Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of New South Wales
1982 - 1983
Career position - Visiting Research Scientist at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, USA (six months)
1984 - 1994
Career position - Professor of Mathematics at the Australian National University
1985 - 1988
Career position - Head of the Department of Mathematics at the Australian National University
1987
Career position - Visiting Research Scientist at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, USA
1988 - 1990
Career position - Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at the Australian National University
1990 - 1994
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the Australian National University
1992 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1994 -
Career position - Director of the Western Australian New Materials and Technology Centre
1994 -
Career position - Director of Technology & Innovation Management Pty. Ltd.
1994 - c. 2000
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Western Australia
c. 2000 -
Career position - Executive Director of Science Planning at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
2001 - 2005
Career position - Secretary of Science Policy of the Australian Academy of Science

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