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Biographical entry White, Allan Henry (1938 - 2016)

Born
3 January 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 March 2016
Occupation
Chemist and Crystallographer

Summary

Allan White is an expert in the field of crystallography and structural (inorganic) chemistry. He has been an academic staff member of the Chemistry Department and the Crystallography Centre at The University of Western Australia since 1966. White has used X-ray diffraction and other techniques to determine the structural architecture of thousands of significant natural, mineral and drug compounds. White was Professor of Chemistry and Crystallography at the University of Western Australia from 1999 to 2007.

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1958
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1959
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Melbourne
1959 - 1961
Career position - Lecturer in Physics and Chemistry at the Victorian School of Forestry
1960 - 1980
Career position - Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1962
Education - Bachelor of Education (BEd) completed at the University of Melbourne
1963
Education - Honours in Science (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
1966 - 1970
Career position - Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1967
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1970
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Western Australia
1970
Career position - Nuffield Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK
1970 - 1976
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1976 - 1999
Career position - Associate Professor of Chemistry and Crystallography at the University of Western Australia
1980 - 2016
Career position - Member of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia
1980 - 2016
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1981
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1987
Education - Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus (Hon)) completed at the University of Western Australia
1987
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1987
Award - RACI Citation award received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1989
Career position - Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand
1991 - 1993
Career position - President of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia
1999 - 2007
Career position - Professor of Chemistry and Crystallography at the University of Western Australia
2004
Award - ISI Citation Laureate award received
2005
Award - Burrows Award received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute - Inorganic Division
2007 -
Career position - Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
2009
Award - Chancellor's Medal, University of Western Australia
2010 - 2016
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Western Australia

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  • Who's who in Australia 2012 (Melbourne: Crown Content Pty Ltd, 2012), 2430 pp. Details

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