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Biographical entry White, John William (1937 - )

AO, CMG, FAA, FRS

Born
25 April 1937
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Crystallographer

Summary

John William White has been Professor, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University since 1985. His interests include self assembling systems, polymers and interfacial matter. White has been active in neutron science projects in Australia and the Asia-Oceania region and been heavily involved in the Australian Synchrotron. He has served in executive roles in professional organisations, including as President of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He has also served on advisory panels in Australia and internationally.

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1957
Education - BSc (hons), University of Sydney
1959
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1962
Education - DPhil, University of Oxford
1962
Education - MA, University of Oxford
1963 - 1986
Career position - University Lecturer, Oxford University
1968
Award - Marlow Medal and Prize, Faraday Society
1973 - 1974
Career position - Executive Consultant and Neutron Beam Coordinator, Atomic Energy Research Station, Harwell, United Kingdom
1974 - 1977
Career position - Adjoint Director, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
1976
Award - Tilden Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1977 - 1980
Career position - Director, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
1981
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
1982 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1982 - 1984
Career position - Consultant, Hulme School Projects, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.A.
1985 -
Career position - Professor, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
1986 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1986 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics
1989 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Advances in physics
1989 - 1991
Career position - President, Society of Crystallographers in Australia
1991 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1992 -
Award - Fellow, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies
1992 - 1994
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
1992 - 2006
Career position - President, ISCAST Australia Ltd
1993 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1993 - 1996
Career position - Chairman, Neutron Scattering Commission, International Union of Crystallography
1993 - 1999
Career position - Chairman, National Committee for Crystallography, Australian Academy of Science
1995 - 1998
Career position - Dean, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1997 -
Award - H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1997 - 2002
Career position - Chairman, Science Policy Section, Australian Academy of Science
2000 - 2002
Career position - Member of Council, Australian National University
2000 - 2002
Career position - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for long service to research in physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry
2002 -
Career position - Chairman, International Advisory Committee, J-PARC Project, Japan
2002 -
Career position - Member, International Advisory Committee, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, United Kingdom
2002 - 2003
Career position - Chairman, International Review, Australian Antarctic Program
2002 - 2004
Career position - Vice- President, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
2004 - 2006
Career position - President, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
2005
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2005
Award - David Craig Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2005 - 2006
Career position - Chairman, International Review, New Zealand Antarctic Program
2007 -
Award - Distinguished Fellow, Victorian Institute of Chemical Societies
2007
Award - Founders Lecturer, St John College, University of Oxford
2007
Award - Distinguished Fellow, Victorian Institute of Chemical Sciences, Monash University
2008 - 2010
Career position - Vice-President, Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association
2009 -
Career position - Chairman International Advisory Committee, Bragg Institute
2010 -
Career position - President, Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association
2010
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal and Lecture, Royal Society of New South Wales
2016
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to science globally in the field of chemistry, as an academic, mentor and researcher, and through leadership of Synchrotron and neutron science projects in Australia and the Asia-Oceania region

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Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn