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Biographical entry Grice, Kliti


Organic chemist


Kliti Grice is an internationally renowned organic geochemist and world-leading authority on molecular fossil and stable isotope geochemistry. Her research has greatly enhanced the understanding of Earth's early life, microbial ecosystems of the past, aspects of plant and algal physiology and food webs, and knowledge of the causes of large mass extinctions. She has developed and applied analytical biomarkers and compound-specific isotopes, and established the role of microbial activity in exceptional preservation of fossils. In 2014 Grice was appointed John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Curtin University.



1944 -
Career position - Member, European Association of Organic Geochemistry
Education - BSc, University of Kingston, United Kingdom
Education - PhD, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1995 - 1998
Career position - Research Fellow, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands
1998 -
Career position - Member, Western Australian Chapter, Australasian Research Management Society
Career position - Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Career position - Member, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia
1998 - 2002
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, John de Laeter State Centre for Excellence in Mass Spectrometry, Curtin University
Award - J. G. Russell Award, Australian Academy of Science
Award - International Pieter Schenck Award, European Association of Organic Chemistry
2002 - 2007
Award - ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, Western Australian State Centre for Excellence in Applied Organic Chemistry, Curtin University
2003 - 2007
Career position - Associate Professor of Organic and Isotope Geochemistry, Curtin University
2007 -
Career position - Professor of Organic and Isotope Geochemistry, Curtin University
2007 -
Career position - Member, Geological Society of America (GSA)
2008 -
Career position - Founding Director, Western Australian Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre, Curtin University
2008 -
Career position - Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
2008 - 2010
Career position - Board of the Research and Development Committee of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University
2009 -
Career position - Executive member of the Australia and New Zealand Mass Spectrometry Society
2009 - 2019
Career position - Member, ARC College of Experts (Discovery Project and Linkage Project grants: Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences)
2010 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010 -
Career position - Member, Geological Society of Australia
2011 -
Career position - Scientific Advisory Committee Sinopec Petroleum Exploration Research, WUXI, China
2012 -
Career position - Member, Afro-Asian Association of Petroleum Geologists
2013 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, European Association of Geochemistry
2013 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Geochemical Society
2013 -
Career position - Standing Member, Australian Academy of Science Earth Sciences Decadal Plan
2013 - 2016
Award - ARC Discovery Outstanding Research Award
2013 - 2016
Career position - Member, Awards Committee, Geochemical Society
2014 -
Award - Organic Chemistry Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2014 -
Career position - John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Curtin University
2016 -
Career position - Member, Australian and New Zealand International Consortium (ANZIC) for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Award - Gibb Maitland Medal, Western Australian Division, Geological Society of Australia
2017 -
Career position - Committee Member, Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Science National Body
Award - Morrison Medal, Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectroscopy
2018 -
Career position - Member, ARC Excellence Research Australia Panel
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
Award - Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Medal

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