Browse Entries

Biographical entry Coote, Michelle Louise

FAA

Occupation
Polymer chemist

Summary

Michelle Coote is recognised as a pioneer in the development and application of accurate computational chemistry for modelling radical polymerization processes, and for her contributions to understanding the kinetics of these complicated processes and designing improved reagents for manipulating their outcome. Her research interests currently focus on harnessing of electric fields for chemical catalysis and development of techniques for controlling the stereochemistry of radical polymerisation. In 2011 Coote was appointed the first female Professor of Chemistry at the Australian National University. She is active in professional organisations including the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for which she has chaired several Divisions.

Details

Events

1995
Education - BSc (hons), University of New South Wales
2000
Education - PhD, University of New South Wales
2000
Award - Cornforth Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2001
Career position - Postdoctoral fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
2001
Award - International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Prize for young scientists
2004 - 2011
Career position - Research Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
2006
Award - Rennie Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2010
Award - ARC Future Fellowship
2010
Award - David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award
2010
Award - Le Fèvre Memorial Prize for Chemistry, Australian Academy of Science
2011 -
Career position - Professor of Chemistry, Australian National University
2011
Award - David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award, Polymer Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2012
Career position - Chair, Physical Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2013 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2013 - 2015
Career position - Immediate Past Chair, Physical Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2014 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2015
Award - Pople Medal, Asia-Pacific Association for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
2016 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society
2016
Award - H. G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2017 -
Award - Georgina Sweet ARC Laureate Fellowship
2017 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2018
Career position - Chair, Polymer Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2019
Award - Physical Chemistry Division Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Related Awards

Published resources

See also

Helen Cohn