visitors program archive


Date

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 series: Crystal structure analysis of organometallic compounds

1974

 

Professor Kenneth Raymond
Department of Chemistry
The University of California Berkeley
Lecture series:

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 series: Neutron diffraction

1976

Professor Thomas J. Meyer
University of North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Lecture series: 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 series: Inorganic spectroscopy (Normalised spherical harmonic hamiltonians)

1979

Professor David M. Adams
The Department of Chemistry
The University of Leicester
United Kingdom
Lecture series: Spectroscopic properties of inorganic and organometallic solids

1979

Professor Tom L. Blundell
Department of Crystallography
Birkbeck College
University of London
Lecture series: Evolution and devolution of zinc-binding site in insulin

1980

Dr Peter Day
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Lecture series:

1980

 

Professor Donald Langmuir
Professor of Geochemistry
The Colorado School of Mines
Lecture series: The in situ leaching of uranium ores

1981

 

Dr Malcolm Gerloch
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Lecture series: A local view of magnetochemistry

1981

Dr Benno P. Schoenborn
Brookhaven National Laboratory
New York, USA
Lecture series: Applications of neutron scattering in biology

1981

Dr Lucille S. Hurley (1922-1988)
Professor of Nutrition
University of California Davis
Lectures: Nutritional trace element deficiencies

1981

Professor Rainer Mattes
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Muenster, Germany
Lecture series: 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
Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Harvard Medical School, USA
Lectures: 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 series: 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 series: Protein structure and dynamics

1985

Professor Robin J. Clark
Department of Chemistry
University of London
United Kingdom
Lecture series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: Bioinorganic models based on calixerenes

1991

 

Dr Ken F. Gadd
Science Coordinator
The "Wessex Project"
Yeovill College
United Kingdom
Lectures: Bioinorganic models based on calixerenes

1992

Professor J. Arnold Koningstein
Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario Canadia
Lecture series: Time-resolved spectroscopy of biological and other metal complexes

1992

Professor Leon Kane-Maguire (1942-2011)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wollongong
Lecture series: 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:
1. Bio-inorganic chemistry: Hemoglobin and cytochromes
2. The search for the least nucleophilic anion
3. Fullerines and fullerides

1993

Professor Malcolm Chisholm, FRS
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University, Ohio 1978 - 1999
Lecture series:
1. Metal-metal and metal-ligand multiple bonds
2. Molecular design and molecular destruction

1994

Dr Graham N. George and Dr I. Pickering
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
Stanford University, California, USA
Lecture series: EXAFS spectroscopy

1994

Professor Anthony K. Cheetham, FRS (elected 1994)
The Royal Institution
The University of California, San Diego, USA
Lecture series: Sorbate behaviour in Faujasite-type zeolites

1995

Dr P.A. (Tony) Cox
University Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
University of Oxford
Lecture series: Surface science of inorganic solids

1995

Professor Tom M. O'Halloran
Northwestern University
Lecture series: Metal receptors in biology

1996

Professor David M. Dooley
Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry
Montana State University
Lecture series: Modern spectroscopic techniques in inorganic chemistry

1996

Professor Nicholas P. Farrell
Department of Chemistry
The Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Lecture series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: 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 series: "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 series: 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 series: 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 series: Biological inorganic chemistry

2000

Professor Glen Deacon
Department of Chemistry
Monash University
Lecture series: Rare Earth chemistry

2001

Professor Warren Roper, FRS
Research Professor of Chemistry
University of Auckland
Lecture series: The chemistry of the metal-carbon triple bond

2001

Professor Galen D. Stucky, FAAAS
The Materials Research Laboratory
University of California
Santa Barbara, USA
Lecture series: Inorganic materials chemistry

2002

Professor Wim Buijs
Senior Researcher
DSM Research
Holland
Lecture series: Base chemicals and catalysis

2002

Professor Ian G. Dance, FAA
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
University of New South Wales
Lecture series: Intermolecular interactions between diverse inorganic molecules

2003

Professor T.S. Andy Hor
Head
Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore
Lecture series: Organotransition metals in homogeneous catalysis

2003

Professor Duncan Bruce
University of Exeter, UK
Lecture series: Molecular materials chemistry

2004

Professor Karl E. Wieghardt
Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry
Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Lecture series: Coordination chemistry with organic radicals in biology and inorganic chemistry

2004

Professor Brice Bosnich, FRS
University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lecture series: Supramolecular chemistry
 https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/bosnich-b

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 series: 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 series: 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 series: Medicinal inorganic chemistry - a short course

2007

Professor Nicholas E. Dixon
Professor of Biological Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Wollongong
Lecture series: Metalloenzyme structures and mechanisms

2007

Associate Professor Patrick M. Woodward
Department of Chemistry
Ohio State University, USA
Lecture series: Functional perovskites: Structure, bonding and properties

2008

Professor Peter Williams
Professor of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences
University of Western Sydney
Lecture series: 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 series: The bioinorganic chemistry of iron: The metals of life

2009

Professor Istvan T. Horvath
Institute of Chemistry
Eotvos University
Budapest, Hungary
Lecture series: Green chemistry: In environmentally friendly product and process development

2009

Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson
Chief Executive
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Address 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
Symposium on ……..

2011

Professor Margaret Sheil
Chief Executive Officer
The Australian Research Council
Lecture series: 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 series: Electron Flow through Metalloproteins: A Tribute to Hans Freeman, AM FAA

For more information please visit the 2011 inorganic & bioinorganic symposia

2012

Professor Ed Solomon

Department of Chemistry

Stanford University, USA

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry Lectures: 17 and 26 October, 2012

Hans C. Freeman Lecture: 23 October, 2012.

Group photo can be viewed here.

2013

AGM/Dinner

27 March

Professor Margaret Harding

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Australian National University

Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry Speaker at the AGM/Dinner on 27 March 2013.

2013

10, 17 & 18 October

Professor Ken Raymond

UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry Lecture series:

11/10/13: Lanthanides in bondage: from basics to business

17/10/13 Hans C. Freeman Lecturer: Iron, cold iron, is master of them all: a battle between pathogenic bacteria and their human hosts

18/10/13: Lanthanides in bondage: from basics to business

 

2014

Lecture/AGM/Dinner

25 March

Professor Les Field

Deputy Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

University of New South Wales

Talk: TBA