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Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader
Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); joining as an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009. She received her Ph.D. (Applied Physics) in from RMIT in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK) with an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at The Queen's College. As OCE Science Leader she also acts as Head of the Molecular & Materials Modelling within Data61; elite multi-disciplinary team of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers and computer scientists, working to increasing our understanding of structure/property relationships using data-driven methods.
Dr Barnard is a member of numerous Boards and national Committees, and regularly Chairs scientific conferences and symposia in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia. In 2016 she was promoted to Senior Associate Editor for Science Advances (AAAS) and continued her term on the Nature Index Panel (Nature Publishing Group). For her work she has won the 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Award from the Prime Minister of Australia for the Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2010 Frederick White Prize from the Australian Academy of Sciences, the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship (Asia/Pacific) from the American Chemical Society, and the 2014 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory) from the Foresight Institute, being the first woman to do so in the history of the award.