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Biographical entry Hush, Noel Sydney (1924 - 2019)

AO, FRS, FRACI, FAA

Born
15 December 1924
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
20 March 2019
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Noel Sydney Hush was Emeritus Professor of the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences at the University of Sydney. He was at the University for over thirty years and was its founder of the Theoretical Chemistry discipline. Before arriving at the University of Sydney, Hush worked in England at the universities of Manchester and Bristol. He also held numerous prestigious visiting scientist posts at universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Noel Hush was author of well over two hundred publications and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society (UK). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his services in 1993.

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1945
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1946 - 1949
Career position - Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1948
Education - MSC, University of Sydney
1950 - 1954
Career position - Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK
1955 - 1971
Career position - Lecturer and Reader in Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK
1956
Career position - Consultant to the UK Ministry of Supply
1965
Career position - Visiting Professor at Florida State University, USA
1971 - 1989
Career position - Foundation Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1972 - 1974
Career position - Head of the Chemical School at the University of Sydney
1975 -
Career position - Research Collaborator at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA
1977 - ?
Career position - Director, Molecular Electronics Research Pty Ltd
1977 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1977 - 2019
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1981
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, UK
1984 - 1989
Career position - Member of the National Committee for Chemistry
1984 - 1989
Career position - Member of the Australian Research Grants Committee
1988 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1989 - 2019
Career position - Foundation Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1990
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
1993
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to science in the field of theoretical chemistry
1994
Award - Flinders Medal and Lecture received from the Australian Academy of Science
1999 - 2019
Award - Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2000
Award - Inaugural David Craig Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in quantum chemistry
2002 - 2009
Career position - Member, Board of Management, Quadrant Magazine
2005
Award - Physical Chemistry Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2007
Award - Robert A. Welch Award for Chemistry, Robert A. Welch Foundation, for fundamental work on the theory of homogeneous and heterogeneous electron transfer and contributions in the area of molecular electronics
2009 - ?
Career position - Director, Quadrant Ltd
2010 - 2019
Award - Distinguished Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
2011 - 2019
Award - Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
2014
Award - Ahmed Zewail Prize for Molecular Science

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Noel Sydney Hush - Records, 1967 - 1991, MS 229; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

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

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