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Biographical entry Gale, Julian David


Theoretical chemist


Julian Gale is an internationally renowned theoretical chemist who investigates the kinetics and mechanisms of crystallisation processes in materials science, mineralogy and geochemistry. His theoretical methods are widely used in commercial applications. In 2010 he was appointed John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom.



1993 - 2000
Career position - Royal Society University Research Fellow, Imperial College, London
2000 - 2003
Career position - Reader in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Imperial College, London
2003 - 2007
Career position - Premier's Research Fellow, Curtin University
2007 -
Career position - Professor of Computational Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University
Award - Hammond Lecturer, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
2010 -
Career position - John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University
2013 -
Career position - Professor, Insititut Nationale des Sciences et Techniques Nuclearies, Sarclay, France
Award - Physical Chemistry Division Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
Award - Association of Molecular Modellers of Australasia Medal
Award - Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council

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