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)