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Biographical entry Dracoulis, George Dennis (1944 - 2014)

FAIP, FAPS, FAA, FRSNZ (Hon)

Born
19 December 1944
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
19 June 2014
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Nuclear physicist

Summary

George Dennis Dracoulis is Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University. He and his group are recognised leaders in the field of atomic nuclei research, especially on very neutron-deficient nuclei and in the understanding of unusual Nuclear states. Dracoulis has produced over 230 scientific publications, has helped organise a great number of national and international conferences and has been the recipient of many illustrious awards and honours.

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1965
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
1967
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1970
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1970 - 1973
Career position - Demonstrator and Research Associate in Physics at the University of Manchester
1973 - 1977
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra
1977
Career position - Senior Research Fellow in Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
1978 - 1982
Career position - Fellow of the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
1982 - 1991
Career position - Senior Fellow of Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
1990 - 2014
Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP)
1991
Career position - Chair of Physics at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University
1992 - 2009
Career position - Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
1993 - 1997
Career position - Chair of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group of the Australian Institute of Physics
1993 - 2014
Award - Fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS)
1997 - 2014
Award - Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ Hon)
1997 - 2014
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1998 -
Career position - Committee member of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group of the Australian Institute of Physics (also in 1992)
2001 -
Career position - Member of the Reactor Working Group of the Australian Academy of Science
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in nuclear physics
2003
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
2004
Award - Walter Boas Medal received from the Australian Institute of Physics
2006
Career position - Member, Prime Minister's Select Task Force on Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy
2009
Life event - Retired

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