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Biographical entry Green, David Headley (1936 - )

AM, FAA, FRS

Born
29 February 1936
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

David Headley Green was Director, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University from 1994 to 2001. He has used laboratory experimental techniques to duplicate the very high pressures and temperatures which exist in the earth's crust and uppermost mantle. The experimental studies have led to models of the origins of, and relationships between, different volcanic magmas or melts in the earth. He has also led studies of the nature of fluids, particularly methane, water and carbon dioxide, in the deep earth, and their relationships with melting

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Born Launceston, Tasmania, 29 February 1936. Educated Universities of Tasmania (BSc (hons) 1957, MSc 1960, DSc 1988) and Cambridge (PhD 1962). Geologist, Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources 1957-59; Research Fellow, Australian National University 1962-65, Fellow 1965-68, Senior Fellow 1968-74, Professorial Fellow 1974-76 (Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, and Research School of Earth Sciences); Professor of Geology, University of Tasmania 1977-93; Chief Science Adviser, Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories, Canberra 1991-93; Director, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University 1994-98, Deputy Vice-Chancellor 1998, Director, Research School of Earth Sciences 1998- . Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Science Research Scholarship 1958; Edgeworth David Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales 1968; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1974; Stillwell Medal, Geological Society of Australia 1977; Mawson Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1982; Honorary Foreign Fellow, European Union of Geosciences 1985; Honorary Foreign Fellow, Geological Society of America 1986; Fellow, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 1987; Jaeger Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1990; Fellow, The Royal Society 1991; Royal Society of Tasmania Medal 1993; Abraham Gottlieb Werner Medal Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft 1998; Murchison Medal, Geological Society of London 2000. Chairman, Steering Committee for National Research Facility, 'ORV Franklin' 1984-90; President, Geological Society of Australia 1990-92; Chairman, National Greenhouse Scientific Advisory Committee 1997 - .

Events

1957
Education - BSc (hons), University of Tasmania
1957 - 1959
Career position - Geologist, Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources
1958
Career position - Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Science Research Scholarship
1960
Education - MSC, University of Tasmania
1962
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1962 - 1965
Career position - Research Fellow, Australian National University
1965 - 1968
Career position - Fellow, Australian National University
1967
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1967
Award - Edgeworth David Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1968 - 1974
Career position - Senior Fellow, Australian National University
1969 - 1970
Career position - Professorial Fellow, Norwegian Research Council
1974 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1974 - 1976
Career position - National University
1975
Career position - Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
1977
Award - F. L. Stillwell Medal, Geological Society of Australia
1977 - 1981
Career position - Member, Australian Research Grants Committee
1977 - 1993
Career position - Professor of Geology, University of Tasmania
1978 - 1981
Career position - Member of Council, Geological Society of Australia
1980 - 1981
Career position - Vice-President, Geological Society of Australia
1982
Award - Mawson Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1982 - 1985
Career position - Member, Australian Science and Technology Council
1984 - 1990
Career position - Chairman, Steering Committee for National Research Facility, 'ORV Franklin'
1985 -
Award - Honorary Foreign Fellow, European Union of Geosciences
1985 - 1987
Career position - Member, Advisory Council, Bureau of Mineral Resources
1986 -
Award - Honorary Foreign Fellow, Geological Society of America
1987 -
Award - Fellow, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1988
Education - DSc, University of Tasmania
1990
Award - Jaeger Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1990 - 1992
Career position - President, Geological Society of Australia
1990 - 1992
Career position - Chairman, Professorial Board, University of Tasmania
1991 -
Award - Fellow, The Royal Society
1991 - 1993
Career position - Chief Science Adviser, Department of Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories
1993
Award - Royal Society of Tasmania Medal
1993 - 1994
Career position - Member, Australian Space Council
1994 - 1998
Career position - Director, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
1997 - 2001
Career position - Chairman, National Greenhouse Scientific Advisory Committee
1998
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University
1998
Award - Abraham Gottlieb Werner Medal Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
1998 - 2001
Career position - Director, Research School of Earth Sciences
2000
Award - Murchison Medal, Geological Society of London
2001 -
Career position - Professor Emeritus, Australian National University
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in petrology and geochemistry
2001
Award - Humboldt Research Prize, Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2003 -
Award - Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
2004 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Mineralogical Society, London
2004 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, American Geophysical Union
2006
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the earth sciences, particularly in the fields of petrology and geochemistry through research, educational and advisory roles and contributions to public policy formulation
2007 -
Award - International Gold Medal, Geological Society of Japan
2008 -
Career position - Honorary Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
2008
Award - Honorary Fellow, Geological Society of Australia

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  • Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation, Achievements and challenges for Australian science: Distinguished Lecture Series 1993 (Parkville (Vic.): Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation, 1993), 55 pp. Details

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