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Biographical entry Radom, Leo (1944 - )

AC, FAA

Born
13 December 1944
Shanghai, China
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Leo Radom is a distinguished chemist whose research is in computational quantum chemistry. He investigates the structure of molecules and the mechanisms of the reactions in which they are involved. Radom was co-author of Ab initio molecular orbital theory (1996), a key reference in its field. He was Professor in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney from 2003 to 2014, having previously held the Chair of Chemistry at the Australian National University. Radom has received numerous awards for his research. He has served as President of Australian and international organisations including the Australian and the Asic-Pacific Associations of Computational and Theoretical Chemists. Radom was the first Australian to be awarded the Schrödinger Medal by the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists.

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1947
Life event - Migrated to Australia with his family
1966
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1967
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1969
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1969 - 1972
Career position - Fulbright Fellow, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
1972 - 1974
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship
1974 - 1979
Career position - Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1977
Award - Rennie Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1979 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of computational chemistry
1979 - 1990
Career position - Senior Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1979 - 2018
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1982
Education - DSc, Australian National University
1985
Career position - President, ACT Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1988
Award - H. G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988 - 1993
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Structural chemistry
1989 -
Award - Elected Member, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
1990 - 1991
Career position - Professorial Fellow, Australian National University
1991
Award - Maccoll Prize, British Society of Mass Spectrometry
1991 - 2003
Career position - Professor, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1993
Award - Archibald Ollé Prize, New South Wales Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1994
Award - Schrödinger Medal, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)
1995 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, European journal of mass spectrometry
1995 - 2001
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Australian journal of chemistry
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in computational quantum chemistry
2003 - 2014
Career position - Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
2005 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of chemical theory and computation
2005
Career position - President, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)
2005 - 2011
Career position - President, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
2005 - 2013
Career position - Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology
2006
Award - Fukui Medal, Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
2008 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2008
Career position - Chair, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists World Congress, Sydney
2008
Award - David Craig Medal and Lectureship, Australian Academy of Science
2009 -
Career position - President, Australian Association of Computational and Theoretical Chemists
2010
Award - Association, Medal, Association of Molecular Modellers of Australasia (AMMA)
2010
Award - Physical Chemistry Division Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010
Award - Division of Physical Chemistry Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012 -
Career position - President, Asia Pacific Association of Computational and Theoretical Chemists
2013 - 2015
Career position - Chair, School Board, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
2015 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
2018 -
Award - Distinguished Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2019
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science, particularly to computational chemistry, as an academic, author and mentor, and to international scientific bodies

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  • Aroney, M. J.; Buckingham, A. D., 'Raymond James Wood Le Fèvre 1905-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, 7 (3) (1988), 273-297. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730273.htm. Details
  • Downard, K. M. and De Laeter, J. R., 'A History of Mass Spectrometry in Australia', Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 40 (9) (2005), 1123-1139. Details
  • Hush, Noel S. and Radom, Leo, 'David Parker Craig AO FAA, 23 December 1919 - 1 July 2015', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, 64 (2018), 107-29. Details
  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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