Dr Amanda Barnard

Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader

Biography

As OCE Science Leader and head of the CSIRO Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory (VNLab), Dr Amanda Barnard leads an elite multi-disciplinary team of approximately 15 physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers and computer scientists, working to increasing our understanding of structure/property relationships at the nanoscale. The VNLab specialise in the development and implementation of new theoretical models, high performance supercomputing, and big data analytics and visualization, and solving issues of sustainability that underpin a range of emerging technologies.

Achievements and Awards

  • Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory)Foresight Institute2014 - 2015
  • ACS Nano Lectureship (Asia/Pacific)American Chemical Society2014 - 2015
  • Frederick White PrizeAustralian Academy of Science2010 - 2011
  • UNSW Eureka Prize for Science Research Australian Museum2010 - 2011
  • IEEE Distinguished LecturerIEEE South Australia2010 - 2011
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the YearPrime Minister’s Prizes for Science2009 - 2010
  • Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award Banksia Foundation2009 - 2010
  • Chief's Research AwardCSIRO Materials Science & Engineering2009 - 2010
  • Future Summit Leadership Award Australian Davos Connection2009 - 2012
  • Young Scientist Prize in Computational PhysicsInternational Union of Pure and Applied Physics2009 - 2010
  • JG Russel AwardAustralian Academy of Science2009 - 2010
  • L'Oreal Australia "For women in science" AwardL'Oreal Australia and UNESCO2008 - 2009
  • RMIT University Alumnus of the YearRMIT University2008 - 2009
  • Extraordinary Research Fellowship The Queen's College, Oxford2005 - 2008

Science and Professional Areas

  • nanoscience
  • theoretical condensed matter physics
  • statistical nanoscience

Professional Experiences

  • OCE Science LeaderOffice of the Chief Executive (OCE) 2013 - 2018
  • Queen Elizabeth II FellowAustralian Research Council (ARC)2009 - 2013
  • Inaugural Future Generation FellowUniversity of Melbourne2008 - 2009
  • Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow University of Oxford2005 - 2008
  • CNM Distinguished FellowArgonne National Laboratory (ANL)2003 - 2005

Grants

  • Stereochemistry and Statistical Modelling for Polymer Prediction, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (Collaboration with Ezio Rizzado, San Thang and Graeme Moad)2015 - 2018
  • Quantum Mechanical Solvation Energies for Modelling Site-dependent pKa in Molecular Systems, , OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (Collaboration with Manolo Per)2014 - 2017
  • Dynamic Efficiency of Nanostructures Electrocatalysts, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme2014 - 2017
  • Statistical Nanoscience, OCE Science Leader Scheme2013 - 2018
  • Molecular Design Of Inhibitors for Self Repair of Surfaces, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (Collaboration with Ivan Cole)2013 - 2016
  • Thermodynamic Cartography of Zinc Oxide: Connecting Structure, Environment and Performance, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme2013 - 2016
  • CMQMC, Project Development Grant, Advanced Materials Transformative Capability Platform2012 - 2015
  • Modelling Self-assembly of Carbon Nanostructures and the Formation of Multilayered Graphene Membranes, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme2012 - 2015
  • ARC Discovery Grant - A theoretical hierachy to investigate the electronic behaviour of graphene nanostructures under realistic2011 - 2015
  • Predicting Material Properties for Optimal Nanodiamond-based Chemotherapeutic Delivery Systems, OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme2010 - 2013
  • ARC Discovery Grant - Environmental stability of nanoscale materials for catalysis and sensing2009 - 2014

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Associate Editor, Science Advances (AAAS)2014
  • External Advisory Board, AIBN Centre for Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science (CTCMS) 2014
  • External Advisory Board, Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Editor - Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience2005 - 2011

External Publications Lists

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lGtwfOQAAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID 0000-0002-4784-2382
Researcher ID A-7340-2011

Contact information

Phone:

  • +61 3 9662 7356
  • +61 457 524 765 (Mobile)