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Biographical entry Hearn, Milton Thomas William

AM, FTSE

Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Milton Hearn is a biochemist whose research centres on seeking more environmentally sustainable industrial chemical processes. As Director of the Centre for Green Chemistry at Monash University Hearn has led research aimed at reducing waste generated during manufacturing and finding natural rather than synthetic or petrochemical sources of industrial chemicals. Processes have been developed to extract from natural waste materials chemicals commonly used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other consumer products. Hearn has registered 32 patents and published over 550 scientific papers.

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1969 - 1971
Career position - NRC Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1971 - 1977
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
1977 - 1981
Career position - Senior Research Scientist, University of Otago Medical School. Dunedin, New Zealand
1980
Award - Senior Organon Award, Endocrine Society of Australia and New Zealand Society for Endocrinology
1981 - 1983
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and Senior Research Associate, University of Melbourne
1983 - 1985
Career position - Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
1986 - 2002
Career position - Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Monash University
1990 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1995 - 1999
Career position - Australian Representative, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1997 - 2002
Career position - Director, Centre for Bioprocess Technology, Monash University
1998
Career position - Distinguished Professor, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1999
Award - H. G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1999 - 2002
Career position - Member, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1999 - 2003
Career position - Chair, Commission for Biotechnology, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
2001
Award - Centenary Medal For service to Australian society in biotechnology
2002 -
Career position - Director, Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University
2003 -
Award - Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
2003
Award - Applied Research Award and Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2005
Award - Analytical Chemistry Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2007
Award - R. K. Murphy Medal, Industrial Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Victoria
2010
Award - Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2015
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to science through major contributions to advances in chemical manufacturing.
2015
Award - American Chemical Society Award in Chromatography

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Helen Cohn