Larkins, Frank (1942-)

Also known as
Larkins, Francis Patrick
Larkins, Francis Patrick, (AM, FAA, FTSE, FAIP, FRACI, FAIE) (1942-)
Larkins, Francis Patrick (1942-)
Larkins, Frank
Larkins, Frank P.
Larkins, Frank P. (1942-)
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Chemist
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Francis Larkins is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the university he held prominent roles at both Monash University (Victoria) and the University of Tasmania. His research experience has been extensive, spanning topics in the fields of chemical physics, catalysis, coal chemistry, material and fuel science and he has (co)-authored over 200 publications. Larkins has also contributed to a great many areas outside of academia. He is presently Chair of both the National and International Synchrotron Scientific Advisory Committees and in the past has held similar and directorship roles in numerous other organisations. Only a few of these have been listed here. Throughout his career, Larkins has received many awards and honours including the Centenary Medal of Australia for services to science and education and was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the development of research policy in Australia and the promotion of science and technology at state and national levels, and to education. Francis Larkins is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Australian Academy of Science, Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian Institute of Energy and the Australian Institute of Physics.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Tutor and Director of Studies at International House, University of Melbourne
  • Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Lecturer and Tutor at Secondary Teachers' College
  • Education - Bachelor of Education (Bed) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Diploma of Advanced Mathematics (MSc) completed at the University of Oxford, UK
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Oxford (Rhodes Scholar)
  • Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Monash University in Clayton
  • Career position - Reader in Chemistry at Monash University
  • Career position - Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Member of the National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Council (NERDCC)
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Tasmanian branch
  • Career position - Member of the Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
  • Career position - Academic Director of Research at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Tasmanian branch
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Chemical Research Centre (University of Tasmania?)
  • Career position - Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Director of Unimelb Limited
  • Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Resources at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Director of the Australian Computing and Communications Institute
  • Career position - Member of the Board of Directors of the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Alternate Director of the Centre for International Research in Communication and Information Technology (CIRCIT Ltd.)
  • Career position - Secretary of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Victorian branch
  • Career position - Councillor of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Career position - Honorary Assistant Secretary of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Leighton Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Chairman and Director of Melbourne Information Technologies Ltd
  • Career position - Councillor of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Career position - Chair of the National Synchrotron Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Career position - Chair of the International Synchrotron Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
  • Career position - Member of the Board of Directors of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Career position - Chair of the Victorian Institute for Chemical Sciences Limited
  • Career position - Director of Oral Health Australia Pty Ltd

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Larkins, Francis Patrick
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Ronald Drayton Brown 1927-2008
    Godfrey, Peter D., Larkins, Francis P. and Swan, John D.
    Published: 2010
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 21, 191-220

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