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List of notable or famous chemists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Australia and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Australia is included when available.

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Amyand "David" Buckingham, CBE, FRS, FAA is a chemist, with primary expertise in chemical physics. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and Emeritus Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, under Professor Raymond Le Fevre, from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge supervised by John Pople. He was an 1851 Exhibition Senior Student in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford from 1955–57, Lecturer and then Student at Christ Church, Oxford from 1955–65 and University Lecturer in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory from 1958 - 65. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 89

Birthplace: Pymble, Australia

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A. T. S. Sissons

Alfred Thomas Stanley Sissons was an Australian pharmaceutical scientist and academic. He was Dean of the Victorian College of Pharmacy for 42 years, from 1920 until 1962. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1888-1975)


Cyril P. Callister

Cyril Percy Callister was an Australian chemist and food technologist who developed the Vegemite yeast spread. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 56 (1893-1949)

Birthplace: Australia

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Damien Leo Leith is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006. He was born in Ireland and now lives in Australia with his Australian wife, Eileen Stapleton, their two sons and daughter. Leith became an Australian citizen on 25 January 2007, taking the pledge from then Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, in a nationally televised broadcast on Network Ten. Since winning Idol Leith has released seven albums, four of which peaked in the top two of the ARIA Charts, including two number ones. He has also released eight singles. He has been awarded seven platinum and one gold certification for albums and singles by ARIA, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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