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Biographical entry Barnard, Amanda (1971 - )

31 December 1971
Computational physicist


Dr Amanda Barnard obtained her PhD in 2003 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) for her work in computer modelling which predicted and explained the different forms of nanocarbon at various sizes. From 2003 to 2005, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Nanoscale Materials in Argonne National, USA. She continued her research at the University of Oxford, UK, from 2005 to 2008 after being awarded an Extraordinary Junior Research Fellowship and a Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellowship. Barnard used this time to generate computer simulations that sought to reveal what environments were required to create certain types of nanoparticles. This area of study led her to research the possible risks of nanoparticles outside a laboratory environment, a recurrent theme in her research. In 2009 Barnard took up a position as a research scientist at CSIRO Material Science and Engineering.



Education - BSc, RMIT University
2003 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Education - PhD, RMIT University
2003 - 2005
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Nanoscale Materials in Argonne National Laboratory, USA
2005 - 2008
Career position - Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellowship and Extraordinary Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK
2005 - 2011
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of computational and theoretical nanoscience
Award - L'Oreal Australia for Women in Science Fellowship
2008 - 2009
Award - Future Generations Fellowship, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne
Award - Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
Award - Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, Prime Minister's Prizes for Science
Award - J. G. Russell Award, Australian Academy of Science
Award - Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation
2009 - 2013
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Australian Research Council Fellow
2009 - 2013
Career position - Leader, Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
Award - Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Australian Museum
Award - Frederick White Prize, Australian Academy of Science
2013 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2013 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics
2013 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Nanoscale
2013 - 2018
Career position - Science Leader, Officer of the Chief Executive, CSIRO
2014 -
Career position - Member, External Advisory Board, AIBN Centre for Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science
2014 -
Career position - Member, Nature Index Panel, Nature Publishing Group
Award - Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology (Theory), Foresight Institute, California. U.S.A.
2014 - 2017
Career position - Associate Editor, Science advances
2015 - 2017
Career position - Partner Allocation Committee, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
2017 -
Career position - Member, Mid-term Review Panel, Centre of Research Excellence, New Zealand
2018 -
Career position - Chair, National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme
2018 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of physics: materials
2018 -
Career position - Head, Molecular and Materials Modelling, Data61

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