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Biographical entry Sargeson, Alan McLeod (1930 - 2008)

FAA, FRS

Born
13 October 1930
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Died
29 December 2008
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Inorganic chemist

Summary

Alan Sargeson began working at the Australian National University in 1958 and was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the Research School of Chemistry 1978-1995. His areas of interest included the synthesis, mechanism and biological aspects of inorganic chemistry.

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1952
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1955
Education - Diploma of Education, University of Sydney
1955
Career position - Lecturer (part-time), New South Wales University of Technology
1956
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1956 - 1957
Career position - Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Adelaide
1958 - 1960
Career position - Research Fellow John Curtin School of Medical Research
1960 - 1967
Career position - Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1967 - 1968
Career position - Senior Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1968 - 1978
Career position - Professional Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1972 - 2008
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1975
Award - Inaugural Burrows Award for Inorganic Chemistry, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1976
Award - Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Science
1976 - 2008
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1978
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1980
Award - Bailar Medal, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
1980
Award - American Chemical Society Award for Inorganic Chemistry
1983
Award - Nyholm Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1983 - 2008
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1985
Award - Dwyer Medal, University of New South Wales
1989 - 1997
Career position - Chairman, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Commission on Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry
1992
Award - Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1995
Award - Sammet Award, University of Frankfurt, Germany
1996 -
Career position - University Fellow and Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
1996
Award - Foreign Associate, United States National Academy of Sciences
1996
Award - International Izatt-Christiansen Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry
1997
Award - Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
1999
Education - DSc, University of Sydney
2000
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2002
Award - Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science

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Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn