The Hans C. Freeman Lectureship Fund


The Hans C. Freeman Lectureship Fund

Professor Hans C. Freeman

Hans Freeman


The Hans C. Freeman Lectureship was established in 2010 by the Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry within the University of Sydney, with generous support from the Freeman family, to mark both the many outstanding contributions of Professor Hans Freeman AO, to Australian science and his co-founding of the Foundation with Dr Alexander Boden AO. The aim of the lectureship is to enhance the international standing of the School of Chemistry and the University by fostering new collaborations and linkages with outstanding academics from around the world. The recipient of the annual lectureship will have an outstanding record in any field related to inorganic chemistry or its teaching and will present a series of lectures within the School of Chemistry over a period of weeks. During his/her stay at the University, the lecturer will be expected to interact with postgraduate and honours students in a way that will enhance their appreciation of science and the international opportunities that it offers.

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Membership

Life governers

In recognition of a gift of $5,000 or more to the University over a period of three years or less, the Foundation will bestow on the donor the title of Life Governor.

  • Boden, Mrs Elizabeth (deceased)
  • Cooper, Dr Merv
  • Nell & Hermon Slade Trust
  • Ryan, Mr W.P.
  • Warman, Dr C.H.
Life members

In recognition of a gift of $1,000 or more annually to the University over a continuous period of five years, the Foundation will bestow on the donor the title of Life Member.

  • Alpha Chemicals (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Bishop, Dr Michael (deceased)
  • Freisleben, Dr Seruni

Donor member

In recognition of a gift of $250 or more in a year to the University, the Foundation will bestow on the donor the title of Donor Member.

  • Armstrong, A/Prof Bob
  • Aroney, Dr Manuel (deceased)
  • Beattie, A/Prof James
  • Docherty, Mr Reid William
  • Geyer, Mr Robert
  • Lambert-Smith, Dr John
  • Lay, Prof Peter
  • Lindoy, E/Prof Len
  • Savage, Mr Tom
  • Suster, Mr John
  • Titapiwatanakun, Dr Umaporn
  • Ward, Dr Gregory

Member

In recognition of a gift of $25-$249 in a year to the University, the Foundation will bestow on the donor the title of Member.

  • Bae, Ms Carol
  • Chio, Mrs Hera
  • Cowled, Mr Lance
  • Duckworth, Dr Paul
  • El Hassan, Mr Kaled
  • Friend, Dr James
  • Heslop, Mrs Shirley
  • Huq, Dr Fazlul
  • Irvine, Mrs Sarah
  • Judd, Dr Robert
  • Lastek Pty Ltd
  • Pavan, Mr Roberto
  • Phillips, Dr Leo
  • Swe, Ms Thida
  • Wang, Ms Lo-Chia
  • Woodhouse, Mr Ian

Visitors program

2017
To be announced.  

Visitors archive

Year Visiting speaker
1973

Professor Linus Pauling (1901-1994)
Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University (then California Institute of Technology)
Inauguration of the Foundation.

Nobel Laureate for Chemistry in 1954; and for Peace in 1962

1974

Mr O.S. Mills
Reader in Chemistry
The University of Manchester

Lecture: Crystal structure analysis of organometallic compounds

1974

Professor Kenneth Raymond
Department of Chemistry
The University of California Berkeley

1975

Professor Barnett Rosenberg (1924-2009)
Michigan State University (1961 to 1997)

Distinguished Visiting Professor: Metals in medicine conference

1976

Professor Yoshihiko Saito
The University of Tokyo

Lecture: Neutron diffraction

1976

Professor Thomas J. Meyer
University of North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina

Lecture: Inorganic reactions mechanisms

1977

Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, FRS and Nobel Laureate (1921-1996)
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Imperial College London

Distinguished visiting Professor

1977

Professor Bryce Bosnich
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto, Canada

1977

Professor Peter Pauson
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Lecture: Ferrocene

1977

Professor Sir Rutherford Robertson, CMG, DSc, FRS (1913-2001)
Director
Research School of Biological Sciences

Guest speaker at AGM at which the late Hans Freeman announced the major break-through in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry which was the structure of plastocyanin had been determined for the first time. Australian National University

1978

Professor Bruce G. Hyde
University of Western Australia (until 1978)

1978

Professor A.B.P. Lever
York University, Canada

Lecture: Inorganic spectroscopy (Normalised spherical harmonic hamiltonians)

1979

Professor David M. Adams
Department of Chemistry
The University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Lecture: Spectroscopic properties of inorganic and organometallic solids

1979

Professor Tom L. Blundell
Department of Crystallography
Birkbeck College
University of London

Lecture: Evolution and devolution of zinc-binding site in insulin

1980

Dr Peter Day
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Oxford, UK

1980

Professor Donald Langmuir
Professor of Geochemistry
The Colorado School of Mines

Lecture: The in situ leaching of uranium ores

1981

Dr Malcolm Gerloch
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge, UK

Lecture: A local view of magnetochemistry

1981

Dr Benno P. Schoenborn
Brookhaven National Laboratory
New York, USA

Lecture: Applications of neutron scattering in biology

1981

Dr Lucille S. Hurley (1922-1988)
Professor of Nutrition
University of California Davis

Lecture: Nutritional trace element deficiencies

1981

Professor Rainer Mattes
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Muenster, Germany

Lecture: Inorganic cluster compounds

1982

Professor Gilbert P. Haight, Jr
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois

Lecture series: Inorganic reaction mechanisms

1982

Dr Bert L. Vallee (1919-2010)
Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Harvard Medical School, USA

Lecture: Recent excitement about zinc biochemistry and metabolism and Alcohol dehydrogenase(s) and alcohol(ism)

1983

Professor Max Brennan

Dinner address

1983

Professor J.W. Robinson

Dinner address

1983

Professor A. Geoffrey Sykes (1934-2007)
Inaugural Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Lecture: Inorganic reaction mechanisms (Jointly with the Royal Society of London)

1984

Professor B. Jennings (1930-2010)
Department of Physics
Brunel University

1984

Professor Michael Levitt
Department of Chemical Physics
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehoboth, Israel

Lecture: Protein structure and dynamics

1985

Professor Robin J. Clark
Department of Chemistry
University of London
United Kingdom

Lecture: Applications to inorganic chemistry

1985

Dr Patricia L. Watson
Research Chemistry
Du Pont Research and Development
Department of Wilmington
Delaware, USA

Lecture: Synthesis and methods in protein characterisation and structure development (Jointly with USYD Institute of Biophysics)

1985

Dr Glyn Williams
Department of Chemistry
University College London

Lecture: Magnetic methods in protein characterisation and structure development (Jointly with USYD Institute of Biophysics)

1986

Professor R.L. Martin
ASTEC, and Vice Chancellor
Monash University

Addressed AGM

1987

Dr Ninian J. Blackburn
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Institute of Science and Technology
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Lecture: Modern spectroscopic methods and their applications to the study of metalloproteins

1987

Professor Hu L. Barnes
College of Earth and Mineral Science
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Lecture: Kinetics and crystallisation of ubiquitous iron sulfides

1988

Professor John A. Osborn
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the CRNS Unit
The Universite Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg, France

Lecture: High oxidation state organometallic chemistry

1988

Professor Harry B. Gray
Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Beckman Institute
California Institute of Technology, USA

Short-term visitor and Liversidge Lecturer.

1989

Professor Thomas G. Spiro
Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry

Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Lecture: Hemoglobin structure and dynamics from resonance Raman spectroscopy

1989

Professor T.G. Traylor
Department of Chemistry
University of California
San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

Lecture: Picosecond studies of geminate recombination in metal-ligand reactions

1990

Professor James A. Ibers (FAAAS, FNAS)
Morrison Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University Illinois

Lecture: Inorganic synthetic and solid state chemistry

1990

Professor B. Hendrickson
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego, USA

1991

Professor J. Atwood
University of Alabama

Lecture: Bioinorganic models based on calixerenes

1991

Dr Ken F. Gadd
Science Coordinator
The "Wessex Project"
Yeovill College, UK

Lecture: Bioinorganic models based on calixerenes

1992

Professor J. Arnold Koningstein
Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario Canadia

Lecture: Time-resolved spectroscopy of biological and other metal complexes

1992

Professor Leon Kane-Maguire (1942-2011)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wollongong

Lecture: Chiral transition metal compounds and their use in asymmetric synthesis

1993

Professor Christopher A. Reed
Chemistry Department
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, USA

Lecture series:

  • Bio-inorganic chemistry: Hemoglobin and cytochromes
  • The search for the least nucleophilic anion
  • Fullerines and fullerides
1993

Professor Malcolm Chisholm, FRS
Department of Chemistry

Indiana University, Ohio 1978 - 1999

Lecture series:

  • Metal-metal and metal-ligand multiple bonds
  • Molecular design and molecular destruction
1994

Dr Graham N. George and Dr I. Pickering
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
Stanford University, California, USA

Lecture: EXAFS spectroscopy

1994

Professor Anthony K. Cheetham, FRS (elected 1994)
The Royal Institution
The University of California, San Diego, USA

Lecture: Sorbate behaviour in Faujasite-type zeolites

1995

Dr P.A. (Tony) Cox
University Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
University of Oxford

Lecture: Surface science of inorganic solids

1995

Professor Tom M. O'Halloran
Northwestern University

Lecture: Metal receptors in biology

1996

Professor David M. Dooley
Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry
Montana State University

Lecture: Modern spectroscopic techniques in inorganic chemistry

1996

Professor Nicholas P. Farrell
Department of Chemistry
The Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Lecture: Metals in medicine - New directions

1997

Professor Brigid R. Heywood
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, and Director of the Birchall Centre for Inorganic Chemistry and Material Science
Keele University

Lecture: Biomineralisation: Crystal engineering of solid-state materials

1997

Professor Peter A. Tasker
Professor of Industrial Chemistry
Inaugural Chair of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Edinburgh

Lecture: Coordination chemistry at work: Novel industrial processes for metal production and use

1998

Professor Alex McAuley
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Victoria, Canada

Lecture: Recent developments in the coordination chemistry of nickel: From fluorescence switching to hydrogenase

1998

Professor Dermot O'Hare
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Oxford, UK

Lecture:  "Inorganic materials" studying solid-state reactions with real-time in situ powder diffraction

1999

Professor Daryle Busch
President ACS
Department of Chemistry
University of Kansas

Lecture: The compleat coordination chemistry: Special functions for complexes with tight-binding and weak-binding ligands

1999

Professor Peter J. Sadler, FRS
Department of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh

Lecture: Medicinal inorganic chemistry and NMR spectroscopy

2000

Professor S. David Garner, FRS
Professor of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Nottingham, UK

Lecture: Biological inorganic chemistry

2000

Professor Glen Deacon
Department of Chemistry
Monash University

Lecture: Rare Earth chemistry

2001

Professor Galen D. Stucky, FAAAS
The Materials Research Laboratory
University of California
Santa Barbara, USA

Lecture: Inorganic materials chemistry

2002

Professor Wim Buijs
Senior Researcher
DSM Research, Holland

Lecture: Base chemicals and catalysis

2002

Professor Ian G. Dance, FAA
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
University of New South Wales

Lecture: Intermolecular interactions between diverse inorganic molecules

2003

Professor T.S. Andy Hor
Head, Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore

Lecture: Organotransition metals in homogeneous catalysis

2003

Professor Duncan Bruce
University of Exeter, UK

Lecture: Molecular materials chemistry

2004

Professor Karl E. Wieghardt
Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry
Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Lecture: Coordination chemistry with organic radicals in biology and inorganic chemistry

2004

Professor Brice Bosnich, FRS
University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lecture: Supramolecular chemistry

2005

Professor Alan M. Bond, FAA
Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Lecture: Broadening electrochemical horizons: Advances in chemical knowledge achieved by use of modern electrochemical techniques

2005

Professor J. Penner-Hahn
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Lecture: A critical look at the past accomplishments and future prospects of X-ray spectroscopy

2006

Professor Edwin C. Constable
Department of Chemistry
University of Basel, Switzerland

Lecture: Reactivity of coordinated ligands

2006

Professor Christopher E.R. Orvig
Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Medicinal
Inorganic Chemistry Group
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia, Canada

Lecture: Medicinal inorganic chemistry - a short course

2007

Professor Nicholas E. Dixon
Professor of Biological Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Wollongong

Lecture: Metalloenzyme structures and mechanisms

2007

Associate Professor Patrick M. Woodward
Department of Chemistry
Ohio State University, USA

Lecture: Functional perovskites: Structure, bonding and properties

2008

Professor Peter Williams
Professor of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences
University of Western Sydney

Lecture: The limits of inorganic chemistry in the natural environment

2008

Professor Des R. Richardson
Bosch Institute and Department of Pathology
The University of Sydney

Lecture: The bioinorganic chemistry of iron: The metals of life

2009

Professor Istvan T. Horvath
Institute of Chemistry
Eotvos University
Budapest, Hungary

Lecture: Green chemistry: In environmentally friendly product and process development

2009

Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson
Chief Executive
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Addressed dinner

2010

Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean of Science, University of New South Wales and Professor Trevor Hambley, Dean of Science, University of Sydney

Lecture: The Science Forum - Discussion on future directions and possible collaborations

2010

Professor Mary O'Kane
Inaugural New South Wales chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer

Addressed dinner.

2011

Professor Margaret Sheil
Chief Executive Officer
The Australian Research Council

Lecture: Commonwealth grant schemes

2011

Professor Harry B. Gray

Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and Founding Director of the Beckman Institute, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Lecture: Electron Flow through Metalloproteins: A Tribute to Hans Freeman, AM FAA

Symposia: 2011 inorganic & bioinorganic symposia

2012

Dr Elizabeth New (ARC DECRA Fellow); Dr Michela Simone (Lecturer) and Dr Deanna D’Alessandro (ARC QEII Fellow)

Lecture:  A Lecture introducing new members of the Inorganic Chemistry Faculty (followed by the Annual General Meeting and Dinner)

2012

Professor Ed Solomon
Department of Chemistry
Stanford University, USA

Lecture series:

  • Hans C. Freeman LectureBlue Copper Proteins (15/10/12 Lecture and dinner)
  • O2 binding, Activation and Reduction to Water by Cu proteins and Model (23/10/12)
  • Structure/Function Correlations over Non-heme Fe enzymes (24/10/12)
2013

Professor Margaret Harding
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Australian National University

2013

Professor Ken Raymond
UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Lecture series:

  • Lanthanides in bondage: from basics to business (11/10/13)
  • Hans C. Freeman Lecture: Iron, cold iron, is master of them all: a battle between pathogenic bacteria and their human hosts (17/10/13)
  • Lanthanides in bondage: from basics to business (18/10/13)
2014

Professor Les Field

Deputy Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
University of New South Wales

Lecture and AGM: 25 March 2014.

2014

Professor Alan Bond
School of Chemistry
Monash University

Lecture series:

  • Hans C. Freeman Lecture: Freeman inspired bioinorganic electrochemistry (5/11/14 Lecture and dinner)
  • Analysis with voltammetric ion selective electrodes: Principles, application and a case study in commercial development (7/11/14)
  • Integration of instrumentation, theory, high speed computing and automated data analysis in studies of electrode processes (13/11/14)
2015

Professor Andrew Peele
Director, Synchrotron Light Source Australia
Professor of Physics, La Trobe University

Lecture series:

  • The chemistry of the Australian Synchrotron: Combining the brightest minds and light to catalyse research and innovation that matters.  [Biography/Invite]
2015

Professor Alison Butler

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

2015 Hans Freeman Lectures:

  • 3 September, 2015
  • 4 September, 2015
  • 11 September, 2015
2016

Dr Erwin Reisner
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2016 Hans Freeman Lectures

  • 23 March, 2016 (Seminar)
  • 14 April, 2016 (Seminar, Dinner and AGM)
  • 20 April 2016 (student hosted seminar)

CONTACT US


Donald Hector

 

Dr Donald Hector
President  
E: dchector@grassick.com.au

 Professor Thomas Maschmeyer

 

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer
Academic Director
School of Chemistry
F11 - School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
Room 303
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E: thomas.maschmeyer@sydney.edu.au

Dr Girish Lakhwani

 

Dr Girish Lakhwani
Foundation Secretary
School of Chemistry
F11 - School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
Room 358
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E: girish.lakhwani@sydney.edu.au