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Biographical entry Black, David St Clair (1938 - )

AO, FAA

Born
22 May 1938
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

David Black became Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales in 1983 and published mostly in the field of organic co-ordination chemistry. Educated University of Sydney (MSc), Cambridge (PhD).

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c. 1960
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1962
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1963 - 1964
Career position - Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Columbia University, USA
1965 - 1971
Career position - Lecturer, Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1971 - 1974
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Monash University
1975
Career position - Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Würzburg University, Germany
1975
Award - Rennie Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1975 - 1982
Career position - Reader in Organic Chemistry at Monash University
1983 -
Career position - Professor and Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of New South Wales
1983 -
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1988
Career position - Visiting Professor, Science University of Tokyo, Japan
1990
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1992
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
1993
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1994 -
Career position - Member, International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry
1994
Career position - Visiting Professor, Göttingen University, Germany
1997 - 1998
Career position - President, International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry
1998
Career position - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1999
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Innsbruck, Austria
1999 - 2003
Career position - Chair, National Committee for Chemistry, Australian Academy of Science
2000
Career position - Visiting Professor, Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan
2003
Award - Birch Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2004
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2004 - 2011
Career position - Secretary General, International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry
2011 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2011 - 2014
Career position - Secretary General, International Council for Science
2012
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) or distinguished service to science in the area of organic and heterocyclic chemistry through leadership roles within professional organisations, and as an educator and mentor
2017
Award - David Craig Medal, Australian Academy of Science

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Private hands (Black, D.S.)

  • David St Clair Black - Records, 1960 - 1987; Private hands (Black, D.S.). Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn