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Biographical entry Jackson, William Roy (1935 - 2019)

Born
27 February 1935
Bacup, England
Died
3 November 2019
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

Roy Jackson earned an international reputation for his research in synthetic chemistry, especially catalysis and organotransitionmetal chemistry, and coal liquefaction. He made major contributions in drug design and development and took out several patents. Jackson was Professor of Organic Chemistry at Monash University from 1973, and in 1995 was appointed Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor.

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1955
Education - BSc (hons), University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1958
Education - PhD, University College, London
1958 - 1959
Career position - Research Fellow, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
1959 - 1969
Career position - Lecturer in organic chemistry, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
1969 - 1972
Career position - Reader in Organic Chemistry, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
1973
Life event - Settled in Australia
1973
Education - DSc, University of London
1973 - 2002
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry, Monash University
1980
Career position - President, Victorian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1983
Career position - Member, Victorian Universities Admission Committee
1985
Award - Applied Chemistry Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1990
Career position - Chairman, Organic Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1991
Award - H. G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1992 -
Career position - Advisory Committee, CSIRO Division of Molecular Sciences
1992
Award - Baragawanath Award (with Francis Larkins), Australian Institute of Energy
1992 - 1994
Career position - Head of Department of Chemistry, Monash University
1992 - 1994
Career position - Member, Research, Training and Fellowship Committee, Australian Research Council
1993 - 1994
Career position - Member, Chemistry Panel, Australian Research Council
1995 - 2002
Career position - Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Monash University
1999 - 2000
Career position - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2000 -
Career position - Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Monash University
2000 - 2002
Career position - Director, Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in applied chemistry
2002
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2004 -
Career position - Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne
2013
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to science in the field of organic chemistry as an educator and researcher

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Archival resources

Private hands (Jackson, W.R.)

  • William Roy Jackson - Records, 1955 - 1987; Private hands (Jackson, W.R.). Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Avery, Neil R., Jackson, W. Roy and Spurling, Thomas H., 'John Robert Anderson 1928-2007', Historical Records of Australian Science, 25 (2014), 253-63. Details
  • Perlmutter, Patrick, 'William Roy Jackson, FRACI, FAATSE, FAIE', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 52 (1999), 995-6. Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn