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Biographical entry Evans, Denis James (1951 - )

FAA, FRACI

Born
19 April 1951
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Denis James Evans is Dean of the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) and Professor of Chemistry and Leader of the Liquid States Chemical Physics group at the RSC within the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), a member of the American Physical Society and of the Australian Society of Rheology. Evans has received many other honours and awards, has published over 250 scientific works, has been invited to deliver numerous speeches and conference articles and has worked on the editorial board of many top scientific journals.

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1972
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1975
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra
1976 - 1977
Career position - Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford, UK
1977 - 1978
Career position - Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University in New York, USA
1978 - 1979
Career position - Research Fellow (joint appointment) in the Computer Centre and Ion Diffusion Unit at the Australian National University
1979 - 1980
Career position - Fullbright Fellow at the National Bureau of Standards in Colorado, USA
1979 - 1982
Career position - Research Fellow in the Ion Diffusion Unit at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University
1982 - 1989
Career position - Fellow, then Senior Fellow of the Research School of Chemistry
1983
Award - Rennie Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1987 - 1989
Career position - Deputy Academic Director of the Australian National University Supercomputer Facility
1987 - 2004
Career position - Permanent Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce in Boulder, USA
1988
Award - Bronze Medallion received from the Australian Rheological Society
1989 -
Career position - Consultant Royal Dutch Shell in Thornton, UK
1989 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1989 -
Career position - Professor of Chemistry and Leader of the Liquid States Chemical Physics group at the Research School of Chemistry
1989 - 1992
Career position - Academic Director of the Australian National University Supercomputer Facility
1990
Career position - Frederick White Prize received from the Australian Academy of Science
1990
Award - Frederick White Prize received from the Australian Academy of Science
1990 - 1994
Career position - Acting Dean of the Research School of Chemistry for various periods
1994 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1998 -
Career position - Dean of the Research School of Chemistry
2000
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
2004
Award - Moyal Medal received from Macquarie University, New South Wales

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