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PRIVATE BAG 10
CLAYTON SOUTH VIC 3169 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Graeme Moad obtained his BSc (Hons, First Class, 1974) and PhD (1978) from the University of Adelaide in organic free radical chemistry. Between 1977 and 1979, he undertook post-doctoral research at Pennsylvania State University with Prof Steven J. Benkovic in the field of biological organic chemistry. He joined CSIRO in 1979 where he is currently a CSIRO fellow. Dr Moad is (co)author of over 200 publications, co-inventor on 38 patent families and co-author of the book “The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization” (3rd edition in preparation). His research interests lie in the fields of polymerization mechanisms, and polymer design and synthesis. In recognition of his work Dr Moad was awarded a CSIRO medal in 2003, the RACI’s Battaerd-Jordan Polymer Medal in 2012, a Clunies Ross Award and a Thomson-Reuters' Citation Laureate in 2014, a Warwick University IAS Fellowship, a CSIRO Newton-Turner award and Thomson-Reuters' Highly Cited List in 2015, the Australian Academy of Science's David Craig Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of Chemistry in 2020 and the IUPAC Polymer's Division Stepto Lecture Award in 2022. Dr Moad is currently also an adjunct professor at Monash University, and an honorary professor at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He is an Associate Member of the IUPAC Polymer Division and the Division representative on the International Committee for Terminology, Nomenclature and Standards (ICTNS). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Australian Academy of Science (elected 2012) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (elected 2021).

Current Roles

  • CSIRO
    CSIRO Fellow

  • CSIRO
    Project Leader

  • CSIRO
    Project Leader - More Energy Efficient Smart Windows

  • CSIRO
    Project Leader - RAFT Electrochemistry

  • CSIRO
    Project leader - Strategic Polymer Synthesis

Academic Qualifications

  • 1978

    PhD
    University of Adelaide

  • 1974

    BSc (Hons)
    University of Adelaide

Professional Experiences

  • 2015

    CSIRO Fellow
    CSIRO

  • 1999-2015

    Chief Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 1993-1999

    Senior Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 1988-1993

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 1982-1988

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 1979-1982

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 1976-1979

    Postdoctoral
    Pennsylvania State University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2022-

    Stepto Lecture Award
    IUPAC Polymer Division

  • 2020-

    David Craig Medal
    Australian Academy of Science

  • 2015-

    Honorary Professor
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology

  • 2014-

    Citation Laureate
    Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics

  • 2015-

    IAS Fellow
    Warwick University

  • 2012-2022

    Adjunct Professor
    Monash University

  • 2015-

    Newton-Turner Award
    CSIRO

  • 2014-2019

    Adjunct Professor
    University of New England

  • 2015-

    Highly Cited List
    Thomson Reuters

  • 2014-

    Clunies Ross Award
    Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

  • 2012-

    Fellow
    Australian Academy of Science

  • 2012-

    Battaerd-Jordon Polymer Medal
    RACI Polymer Division

  • 2008-

    Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Commercialisation
    CRC for Polymers

  • 2008-

    “Partner or Perish” Award
    CSIRO

  • 2007-

    “Go for Growth” Award
    CSIRO

  • 2004-

    Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Commercialisation
    CRC for Polymers

  • 2003-

    Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Commercialisation
    CRC for Polymers

  • 2003-

    CSIRO Medal
    CSIRO

  • 1995-

    Polymer Division Citation
    RACI Polymer Division

  • 1992

    Fellow
    Royal Australian Chemical Insitute

Grants

  • 2019-2022

    PI ARC Discovery DP190100067 (UNSW) - Flow process and visible-light driven reactions for polymer manufacturing

  • 2018-2020

    SIEF EDP 014 Smart Windows

  • 2017-2021

    PI ARC Discovery (UNSW) - Multiblock copolymer synthesis for nano-engineered materials

  • 2015-2018

    JTGL IUPAC 2015-013-1-400 - Brief Guide to polymerization terminology

  • 2013-2017

    PI ARC Discovery (UTas) - Polymer nanoparticles and their assembled supracolloidal monolithic structures for applications in separation science

  • 2010-2017

    TGL IUPAC 2010-007-1-400 - Terminology for chain polymerization

  • 2010-2017

    TGL IUPAC 2009-050-1-400 - Critically evaluated rate coefficients associated with initiation of radical polymerization

  • 2010-2017

    JTGL IUPAC 2009-047-1-400 - Definitions and notations relating to stereochemical aspects in polymer science

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • IUPAC Polymer Division

  • 2012

    Australian Academy of Science

  • 1979

    Royal Australian Chemical Insititute

    Published data & software

    We have published items by Dr Graeme Moad