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Biographical entry Nugent, Keith Alexander (1959 - )

FAA, FAIP

Born
28 June 1959
Bath, England
Occupation
Physicist and University Administrator

Summary

Keith Nugent was appointed Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne in 1993, when he was only 34. This was one of the university's youngest ever professorial appointments. Nugent is currently an ARC Federation Fellow at the School of Physics and the only Australian to twice receive an RD 100 award (R&D Magazine's award for the 100 most technologically significant products and advancements). Nugent is a world leader in research into x-ray optics, near-field microscopy, biophysical imaging and developed Quantitative Phase Imaging technology which changed the way we see and measure images using light. Nugent was educated at the University of Adelaide (BSc) and Australian National University (PhD).

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1971
Life event - Settled in Australia
1984 - 1985
Career position - AINSE Research Fellow at the Australian National University
1985 - 1990
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at the University of Melbourne
1988
Award - R&D 100 Award received from R&D Magazine
1989
Career position - Visiting Research Scientist at the University of California, USA
1989
Award - Pawsey Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1991
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Melbourne
1991 - 1993
Career position - Reader/Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne
1993
Award - Edgeworth David Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1993 - 2013
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne
1995 - 1996
Career position - Chair of the Australian Institute of Physics, Victorian branch
1996 - 2001
Career position - Head, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
1997
Award - Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
2000 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in x-ray optics in astronomy
2002
Award - R&D 100 Award received
2011 -
Career position - Director (part-time), Australian Synchrotron
2013 -
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), La Trobe University
2015 -
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science, University of Melbourne
2016
Award - Lloyd Rees Lecture, Australian Academy of Science

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