SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE - TONY HAYMET
Director, SCRIPPS – Institution of Oceanography
Dr Haymet is a highly distinguished researcher with more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His personal scientific interests include Antarctic fish antifreeze proteins and nucleation. Dr Haymet has focussed on strategic research planning, partnerships, and safety issues, especially in field and laboratory work.
Between 1981 and 1991 Dr Haymet worked in the USA at Harvard University, Berkeley University and University of Utah.
He returned to Australia in 1991 and worked as Professor and Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
In 1998, Dr Haymet became Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston, and two years later founded the University of Houston Environmental Modelling Institute.
Incoming Chairman of the Partnership for the Observation of Global Oceans (POGO)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems (ACE)
Member of the Board of Directors of the newly-formed Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI)
CSIRO representative on the Federal Government's Marine and Coastal Committee
Honorary Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania
Dr Haymet completed his first degree in chemistry at the University of Sydney, followed by a PhD in chemistry at the University of Chicago. He was awarded a Doctor of Science at the University of Sydney in 1997.
Dr Haymet has received many awards including:
Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, Distinguished Young Chemist Award (1997)
Antarctic Service Medal, United States Department of Navy and National Science Foundation (1994)
Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (1992)
Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow (1986-1989)
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator (1985-1990)