Graeme Moad was born in Orange, New South Wales on 25 June 1952.
He obtained his BSc Honours (1st Class) in 1974 and his PhD in 1977 from the University of Adelaide in the field of Organic Free Radical Chemistry. Between 1977 and 1979 he undertook postdoctoral research at Pennsylvania State University in the field of biological Organic Chemistry.
He joined CSIRO as a research scientist in 1979, was promoted to the position of Chief Research Scientist in 2003 and was a project leader in the CRC for Polymers.
Dr Moad is author or co-author of more than 120 papers in refereed journals, co-inventor on more that 25 patent families (including 5 relating to the RAFT process) and co-author of the book The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization which is now in a second edition.
His research interests lie in the fields of polymer design and synthesis (free radical polymerisation, reactive extrusion), polymerisation kinetics and mechanism and most recently polymer nanocomposites.
Honours and awards
|2021||Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)|
|2012||Fellow, Australian Academy of Science|
|1992||Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute|
|2014||Citation Laureate Thomson-Reuters|
|2014||Clunies Ross Award Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineerin|
|2012||Battaerd-Jordon Polymer Medal RACI Polymer Division|
|2004||CRC for Polymers Chairman’s Awards for Excellence in Commercialisation|
|2003||CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement (seminal contributor) for innovation in polymer science|
|2003||CRC for Polymers Chairman’s Awards for Excellence in Commercialisation|
|1995||Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Polymer Division Citation|
Membership of Organisations and Committees
|2006||International Advisory Board, SML06, Il Ciocco, Italy|
|2005||Member of Subcommittee on Developing Polymer Materials of IUPAC Macromolecular Division|
|2004||International Advisory Board, IUPAC Macro 2004, Paris|
|2003-2006||Councillor for Australia in the Pacific Polymer Federation|
|2001||Member of Subcommittee on Modeling of Polymerization Kinetics and Processes of IUPAC Macromolecular Division|
|2001||Member of Subcommittee for Macromolecular Terminology of IUPAC Macromolecular Division (task group co-chair 2003)|
|2001||International Advisory Board, SML05, Il Ciocco, Italy|
|2001||Chairman Organising Committee, 24th Australian Polymer Symposium|
|2000||Editorial Board, International Journal of Polymeric Materials|
|1999||International Advisory Board of Proposed Indian Institute of Polymers|
|1999-2001||National Representative for Australia on International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Macromolecular Division|
|1994||Member RACI Polymer Division Standing Committee (Secretary 1996-98, Chairman Elect 1998-, Chairman 1999-2001)|
|1992||Senior Associate, Melbourne University|
|1987||Member IUPAC Working Party, Modelling of Polymerisation Processes|
|1984-1996||Committee Member, RACI, Victorian Polymer Group (Treasurer 1985-86, Secretary 1987, Chairman 1988)|
|1977||Member of the American Chemical Society|
- Moad G, 2009, Personal communication.