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Biographical entry Rickards, Rodney Warren (1934 - 2007)

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Born
30 June 1934
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Died
16 December 2007
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

Rodney Rickards was with the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University from 1966-2000, retiring as a Professor. His main research interests were integrated synthetic, biosynthetic, biomimetic and structural studies of compounds of medical and biological importance, ranging from antibiotics to microbial control factors and mammalian hormones of the prostaglandin group.

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1955
Education - BSc (hons), University of Sydney
1956
Career position - Teaching Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
1956 - 1958
Award - CSIRO Overseas Studentship, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1958 - 1961
Career position - Assistant Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1961 - 1966
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1966 - 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 - 1992
Career position - Professional Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
1968 - 2007
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1980 - 1982
Career position - Chairman, Organic Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1981 - 2007
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1982
Award - H. G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1982
Career position - Chairman, 7th National Convention, Division of Organic Chemistry, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Canberra
1986 - 1989
Career position - Chairman, National Committee for Chemistry, Australian Academy of Science
1991 - 2000
Career position - Professor, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
2000
Life event - Retired
2000 - 2007
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University

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Journal Articles

  • Cameron, D.W., 'Rodney W. Rickards', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 52 (1999), 999-1000. Details
  • Mander, Lewis N. and Bennett, Martin A., 'Rodney Warren Rickards 1934-2007', Historical Records of Australian Science, 22 (2011), 229-45. Details
  • Rickards, Rodney W. and Cornforth, John, Sir, 'Arthur John Birch 1915-1995', Historical Records of Australian Science, 18 (2) (2007), 243-280. Details

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