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Biographical entry Holmes, Andrew Bruce (1943 - )

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Born
5 September 1943
Occupation
Polymer chemist

Summary

Andrew Holmes is a polymer chemist whose research has resulted in ground-breaking advances in light-emitting polymers and contributed significantly to the emerging field of flexible electronics. After a career of more than 30 years at the University of Cambridge, during which time he was founding Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, he returned to Melbourne to join the Bio21 Institute. Holmes has published over 500 papers and made over 52 patent applications. He has received numerous awards for his research. From 2014 to 2018 he was President of the Australian Academy of Science.

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1964
Education - BSc (hons), University of Melbourne
1967
Education - MSc, University of Melbourne
1967 - 1971
Award - Shell Overseas Science Scholarship
1971
Education - PhD, University College London
1971 - 1972
Award - Royal Society European Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH-Z├╝rich, Switzerland
1972 - 1977
Career position - Assistant lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
1973
Education - MA, University of Cambridge
1977 - 1994
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
1993 - 1994
Career position - Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow, Royal Society, London
1994
Award - Alfred Bader Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1994 - 1999
Career position - Principal Editor, Journal of materials research
1994 - 2004
Career position - Director, Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, University of Cambridge
1995
Award - Materials Chemistry Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, London
1995 - 1998
Career position - Reader in Organic and Polymer Chemistry, University of Cambridge
1995 - 2004
Career position - Director, Cambridge Quantum Fund
1996 - 2001
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Organic syntheses
1997
Education - ScD, University of Cambridge
1998 - 2004
Career position - Professor (personal chair), University of Cambridge
2000 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
2000 -
Award - Fellow Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
2000 - 2003
Career position - Chairman, Editorial Board, Chemical communications
2000 - 2004
Career position - Member, CUP Syndicate
2002 - 2003
Career position - Wilsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne
2003
Award - EU Descartes Prize (joint)
2003
Award - Tilden Award and Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2003 - 2006
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing Board
2004
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) service to science through research and development, particularly in the fields of organic synthesis and polymer chemistry
2004 - 2009
Career position - Professor of Organic and Polymer Chemistry, Imperial College, London
2004 - 2009
Career position - Inaugural Victorian Endowment for Science Knowledge Innovation (VESKI) Fellow, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne
2004 - 2009
Award - ARC Federation Fellow
2005
Career position - Merck-Karl Pfister Visiting Professorship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2006 -
Award - Fellow, Australasian College of Dermatologists
2006 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2006 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2006
Career position - W. Heinlen Hall Lecturer, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, U.S.A.
2006 - 2014
Career position - Member, CSIRO Publishing Advisory Committee
2006 - 2018
Career position - Associate Editor, Organic letters
2007 - 2018
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
2008 - 2011
Career position - Member, International Scientific Advisory Board, A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
2008 - 2014
Career position - CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
2009 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Imperial College, London
2009
Career position - Hans Kupczyk Foundation Guest Lecturer, University of Ulm, Germany
2009
Career position - Merck Research Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2009
Career position - Merck Lecturer, University of Cambridge
2009 - 2014
Career position - Laureate Professor of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne
2010
Career position - Robert Robinson Lecturer, University of Oxford
2010
Award - Doctor Honoris Causa, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
2010 - 2014
Career position - Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science
2011
Education - MA, University of Oxford
2011
Award - John B. Goodenough Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2011
Education - DSc, University of Oxford
2011 - 2012
Career position - Newton Abraham Visiting Professorship, University of Oxford
2012
Award - Royal Medal (for Applied or Interdisciplinary Research), Royal Society, London
2013 -
Award - Fellow, Materials Research Society
2013 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Chemical Research Society of India
2014 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2014 -
Career position - Laureate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Melbourne
2014 -
Career position - Fellow Emeritus, CSIRO
2014 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2014
Career position - Member, International Expert Review Panel, International Council for Science (ICSU)
2014 - 2018
Career position - President, Australian Academy of Science
2015 -
Award - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, U.S.A.
2016
Career position - President, Australian Council of Learned Academies
2017 -
Career position - Member, CREATE Scientific Advisory Board, National Research Foundation, Singapore
2017
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science through developments in the field of organic and polymer chemistry as a researcher, editor and academic, and through the governance of nationally recognised, leading scientific organisations

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