Fellows update—February 2021

February 25, 2021

Honours and awards

Order of Australia

Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AC FAA—Order of Australia: Companion in the General Division

Professor Graham Goodwin AO FAA FRS FTSE—Order of Australia: Officer in the General Division

Professor Helene Marsh AO FAA FTSE—Order of Australia: Officer in the General Division

Professor Mark Randolph AO FAA FTSE FRS—Order of Australia: Officer in the General Division

Professor Roger Reddel AO FAA FAHMS—Order of Australia: Officer in the General Division

More about these Australia Day honours

Other honours and awards

Emeritus Professor Hans Bachor AM FAA—Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany                           

Professor Martin Green AM FAA FTSE FRS—Japan Prize

Professor Sharad Kumar AM FAA FAHMS—South Australian Scientist of the Year

Dr Ken McCracken AO FAA FTSE—COSPAR Space Science Award

Professor Colin Raston AO FAA—South Australian Scientist of the Year

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO FAA—The Optical Society (OSA) C.E.K. Mees Medal

Professor Martina Stenzel FAA—IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Professor Toby Walsh FAA—Elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Professor Ole Warnaar FAA—George Szekeres Medal, Australian Mathematical Society

Obituary

Professor Amyand David Buckingham CBE FRS FAA

28 January 1930 to 4 February 2021

David Buckingham

Professor Amyand David Buckingham CBE FRS FAA. Photo: Royal Society

Professor David Buckingham was a distinguished physical and theoretical chemist. Born in Sydney, he completed a Bachelor of Science (with the University Medal) and Master of Science under Professor Raymond Le Fèvre at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD at Cambridge, supervised by Professor John Pople. After many years at Oxford University as a student fellow and then lecturer, he was a professor at the University of Bristol and then Cambridge University.

Professor Buckingham was made a Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science in 2008 for his seminal contributions to our knowledge of optical, electric and magnetic properties of molecules, intermolecular forces and chirality, and was an acknowledged world leader in these areas. He received numerous awards and was a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. Professor Buckingham maintained strong connections with Australia through a stream of Australian research students and postdoctoral associates, and made frequent visits.

© 2022 Australian Academy of Science

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