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Biographical entry Freeman, Hans Charles (1929 - 2008)

AM, FAA, FRACI, FRSChem

Born
26 May 1929
Breslau, Germany
Died
10 November 2008
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Hans Charles Freeman is Emeritus Professor in the School of Chemistry and the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney. He has worked at the University since 1950 and has had a fundamental impact on its inorganic chemistry research and teaching programs. Throughout his career, Freeman was also a regular invited visitor to many overseas institutions. Freeman's main area of research is in biological inorganic chemistry, using both X-ray and neutron crystal structure analysis. He has authored over 170 works and has served on numerous national and international committees and boards, only some of which are listed below. Freeman is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSChem). In 2005 Freeman he was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contributions to science.

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1949
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1950 - 1951
Career position - Teaching Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1952
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1952 - 1953
Career position - Rotary Foundation Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, USA
1952 - 1964
Career position - Temporary Lecturer (1952-4) through to Senior Lecturer (1959) in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1957
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1958 - 1959
Career position - George Ellery Hale Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology
1964 - 1971
Career position - Reader in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1966
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Göteborg (Sweden)
1968
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1970 - 1978
Career position - Member of the Australian National Committee on Crystallography
1971 - 1995
Career position - Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1975 - 1976
Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1976 - 1977
Career position - Foundation President of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia
1980
Award - Inorganic Chemistry Award and Burrows Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1983
Career position - Visiting Scholar at the Chemistry and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory in the USA
1984 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1984 - 1992
Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Committee on Crystallography (member to 1993)
1989 - 1992
Career position - Member of the Australian Department of Industry, Technology & Commerce International Science & Technology Advisory Committee
1991 - 1995
Career position - Member of the Management and Program Committees of the Australian National Beamline Facility
1995 - 1997
Career position - Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1996 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Synchrotron Research Program Policy and Review Board
1998 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney
1999
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2005
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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