Professor Christopher Sumby

Professor Christopher Sumby
 Position Professor of Chemistry & Deputy Dean Research
 Org Unit Chemistry
 Email christopher.sumby@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 7406
 Location Floor/Room 1 05 ,  Badger ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    CURRENTLY

    • Professor of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide.
    • Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Sciences, The University of Adelaide.

    PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

    • Associate Professor, School of Chemistry & Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 2013.
    • ARC Future Fellow, School of Chemistry & Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, February 2010 - February 2014.
    • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Chemistry & Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 2010.
    • ARC Australian Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry & Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, February 2007 - February 2010.
    • Lecturer in Chemistry, School of Chemistry & Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 2007 - 2009.
    • Foundation of Research Science and Technology (FRST) New Zealand Science and Technology Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, September 2006 - January 2007.
    • Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, August 2003 - August 2006.

    FELLOWSHIPS

    JSPS Long-term Invitational Fellowship 2014 (host: Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto); UNSW Visiting Researcher Fellowship 2010 - 2013; ARC Future Fellowship, 2010 - 2014; ARC Australian Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2007 - 2010; Foundation of Research Science and Technology (FRST) New Zealand Science and Technology Fellowship, 2006 - 2009 (funding relinquished).

    PRIZES AND AWARDS

    Sandy Matheison Award of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and NZ, 2016; South Australian Young Tall Poppy, 2009; Ralph Earle Seminar Prize, Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, 2002; New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Claude McCarthy Fellowship, 2002; Royal Society of New Zealand Science and Technology Award, 2002; Haydon Prize in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, 1998.

     

  • Qualifications

    • B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchuch, New Zealand, 1996 - 1999. Final Year Research Project: Diels-Alder Approaches to Anti-Cancer Prodrugs.
    • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchuch, New Zealand, 2000 - 2003, working with Professor Peter Steel on the synthesis and study of heterocyclic ligand systems incorporating a chelating di-2-pyridyl motif. Thesis title: The Synthesis and Study of Bridging Heterocyclic Ligands. Awarded July 2003.
  • Research Interests

  • Professional Associations

    Member of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (MRACI CChem)

    Member of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ)

     

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