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Biographical entry Rae, Ian (1937 - )

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Born
21 September 1937
Newport, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Organic chemist and Science historian

Summary

Ian Rae is an organic chemist who has held senior positions at several Victorian universities, responsible for a wide range of teaching in chemistry and environmental science. He has made significant contributions in policy development with his appointment to a number of state and federal advisory bodies. Rae's publications include over 300 papers, including many on aspects of the history of science. For many years has contributed the monthly column "Letter from Melbourne" in Chemistry in Australia. In 2015 Rea was appointed Co-editor of Historical records of Australian science.

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1967 - 1970
Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry, Monash University
1970 - 1980
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Monash University
1973
Career position - Visiting Lecturer, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
1977
Career position - Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.
1981 - 1990
Career position - Associate Professor of Chemistry, Monash University
1988
Career position - Visiting Scientist, ICI Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
1989
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990 - 1992
Career position - Member, Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre Executive
1990 - 1994
Career position - Professor and Dean, Faculty of Science, Monash University
1993 - 2000
Career position - Convenor, Science Key Learning Ares Committee, Victorian Board of Studies
1993 - 2006
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Victorian Environment Protection Authority
1994
Career position - Chair, National Advisory Body on Scheduled Wastes
1994 - 1997
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
1994 - 2002
Career position - Chair, Scheduled Waste Management Group
1995 - 2018
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1997 -
Career position - Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
1998 - 2007
Career position - Chair, PCB Strategy Committee, Intergovenmental Forum on Chemical Safety
1998 - 2007
Career position - Technical Director, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2000 - 2006
Career position - Member, Process Agents Task Force
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in applied chemistry
2004 -
Career position - Member, Chemical Technical Operations Committee, Montreal Protocol
2004 -
Career position - Member, Technical and Economic Advisory Panel
2005 -
Career position - Co-Chairman, Chemical Technical Operations Committee, Montreal Protocol
2005 - 2010
Career position - Member, Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (Stockholm Convention)
2006 - 2008
Career position - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2006 - 2010
Career position - Chair, Heritage Group, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2007 -
Career position - Chair, Advisory Committee on Prescribed Industrial Waste
2008 -
Career position - Member, Hazardous Waste Fund Panel
2010 -
Career position - Lead Author, United National Global Environment Report Geo-5
2015 -
Career position - Co-editor, Historical records of Australian science
2016
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2018 -
Award - Distinguished Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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  • '2017 RACI national award winners', Chemistry in Australia, 2018 (March) (2018), 30-5. Details

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