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Biographical entry Hunter, Robert John (1933 - )

AM, FAA, FRACI

Born
26 June 1933
Abermain, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physical chemist

Summary

Bob Hunter is Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry, University of Sydney where he has been a staff member since 1964. Prior to this he spent close to ten years at various Divisions of CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). His research currently covers the areas of colloid and electrochemistry, rheology and electrokinetics. Apart from his academic and professional pursuits, Hunter is a strong advocate of employing good ethics in science and research and has been a long term member and President of the group Scientists for Global Responsibility.

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1953 - 1954
Career position - Master of Maths and Science at Wolaroi College for Boys in Orange, New South Wales
1954
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at New England University College
1954 - 1957
Career position - Technical Officer then Experimental Officer Chemist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Plant Industry
1957 - 1960
Education - Postdoctoral student at the Physical Chemistry Department of the University of Sydney
1960 - 1964
Career position - Experimental Officer then Research Officer at CSIRO Division of Soils
1962
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1962 - 1964
Career position - Secretary of the Australian Society of Soil Science - Federal
1964 - 1971
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1966 - 1967
Career position - President of the Australian Society of Soil Science, New South Wales branch
1970 - 1971
Career position - Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
1970 - 1972
Career position - Chair of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Electrochemistry Division
1971 - 1972
Career position - Visiting Professor at James Cook University of North Queensland
1972 - 1990
Career position - Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1975 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1978 - 1979
Career position - Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
1978 - 1980
Career position - Vice-Chairman of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry
1980 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the RACI Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry
1982 -
Career position - National Executive member of SANA/Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)
1982 - 1983
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand
1984 - 1986
Career position - Vice-President of Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA)
1986 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1986 - 1988
Career position - National President of SANA
1987 - 1990
Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1989 - 1992
Career position - President of the RACI Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry
1989 - 1995
Career position - Chair of the Board of Directors of Colloidal Dynamics Pty. Ltd. in Sydney
1990 - 1992
Career position - National President of SANA (now known as Scientists for Global Responsibility SGR)
1991 -
Career position - Honorary Research Associate and Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1991 - 1995
Career position - Technical Consultant to Matec Applied Sciences in Massachusetts, USA
1991 - 1995
Career position - Consulting Chemist (part time) at Colloidal Dynamics Pty Ltd.
1994 - c. 1996
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Division of Colloid Science
1995 - 1998
Career position - Technical Consultant at Colloidal Dynamics Pty Ltd., ATP
1996 -
Career position - National President of SGR (formerly SANA)
1998 -
Career position - Technical Consultant (part time) at Colloidal Dynamics Pty Ltd., ATP
2003
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Hunter, R. J., 'Albert Ernest Alexander (1914-1970): Obituary', Search, vol. 1, no. 3, 1970, p. 91. Details

Online Resources

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