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Biographical entry Thang, San (1954 - )

Born
28 August 1954
Saigon, Vietnam
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

San Thang is a chemist whose research focus is primarily on the interface between organic and polymer chemistry. He is a leading expert in the field of free radical chemistry and polymer chemistry and has developed and held several key inventions in the area of controlled/living radical polymerisation. He is a co-inventor of the RAFT process of polymerisation, a groundbreaking technique that allows for individual molecules that make up polymer chains to be precisely manoeuvred.

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1976
Education - BSc in Chemistry, University of Saigon, Vietnam
1976 - 1979
Career position - Chemist at SINCO Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1979
Life event - Sought asylum in Australia
1983
Education - BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Griffith University, Brisbane
1986 - 1987
Career position - Research Fellow at the CSIRO
1987
Education - PhD in Organic Chemistry, Griffith University, Brisbane
1987 - 1990
Career position - Research Scientist, ICI Australia Research Group
1990
Career event - Rejoined the CSIRO, Division of Chemicals and Polymers
2000
Career event - Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

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