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Biographical entry Clark, Gregory John (Greg)

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Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Greg Clark is a physicist whose early research was in low energy nuclear physics and late in communications technology. For 14 years he worked for IBM in the U.S.A. where he was granted 18 patents. He was instrumental on fostering collaboration between CSIRO and U.S. researchers particularly in relation to CSIRO's wifi invention. In 2006 he founded KaComm Communications which focuses on high speed broadband services for remote and rural communities.

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1969 - 1972
Career position - Harwell Fellow, United Kingdom Atomic Energy, Harwell, United Kingdom
1973 - 1980
Career position - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Mineral Physics
1976 - 1977
Career position - Visiting Principal Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States Atomic Energy Agency
1979
Award - Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1980 - 1993
Career position - Director of Science and Technology (Australia) and Research staff member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Division, New York, U.S.A.
1988 -
Award - Fellow, American Physical Society
1989 -
Award - Fellow, New York Explorers Club
1991 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1991 - 1992
Career position - Member, Inaugural Co-operative Research Centre Selection Committee
1992 - 1997
Career position - Member, Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Council
1993 - 1999
Career position - President, News Corporation Technology Group
1998 - 2001
Career position - President and Chief Operating Officer, Loral Space and Communications
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in technology and communications
2004 - 2011
Career position - Principal, Clark Capital Partners
2005
Award - Einstein Medal, Government of Israel
2006 -
Career position - Visiting Fellow, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University
2006 -
Career position - Chairman, KaComm Communications Pty Ltd
2006
Career position - Member, National ICT Australia Review Board
2010 -
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Institution (Australia)
2011 -
Career position - Chairman, Advisory Board, A.R.C. Centre for of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
2012
Award - Hall of Fame, Pearcey Foundation
2013 -
Career position - Councillor, University of Sydney Physics Foundation
2013
Career position - Chairman, Commercial and Philanthropic Development Board, School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
2014 -
Career position - Board Member, Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre
2018
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science as a physicist, researcher and academic in the area of technological development and communications, to business as an innovator and enabler of emerging technologies, and to the promotion of philanthropy

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