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Biographical entry Clegg, Jack

Physical chemist


Jack Clegg is a physical chemist whose research bridges the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry. He combines the inherent physical and chemical properties of metals with organic components, creating new materials with central cavities that can selectively bind with smaller particles. his work has resulted in the development of flexible crystals and new separation technologies that have application in a vast range of pharmaceutical and manufacturing processes. Clegg is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Queensland. In 2018 he was awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.



2002 - 2007
Career position - Director, Australian Youth Orchestra
Award - University Medal, University of Sydney
Education - Bachelor of Liberal Arts (hons), University of Sydney
2004 - 2006
Career position - Fellow of the Senate, University of Sydney
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
2008 - 2010
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
Education - LLB (hons), University of Sydney
2010 - 2012
Career position - Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2011 - 2012
Career position - Director of Studies, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
2012 -
Career position - Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in Inorganic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, University of Queensland
Education - Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Queensland
Award - Centenary Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Award - Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, Commonwealth of Australia

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