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

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Arthur Richard Newton was the dean of the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering. Newton was educated at the University of Melbourne and received a BE in 1973 and MEng.Sci in 1975. He then went to Berkeley in 1975 to work on SPICE, a program initially developed by Larry Nagel and Donald Pederson to analyse and design complex electronic circuitry with speed and accuracy. It is claimed that nearly all electronic IC's have been designed using SPICE or a derivative since the 1980s. University of California, Berkeley awarded Newton a PhD in 1978 and unusually an Engineering Faculty position as well. He was appointed assistant professor in 1978, associate professor in 1982 and ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1951-2007)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Professor Aileen Joy Plant was a leading Australian infectious diseases epidemiologist. She was professor of international health at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Born in the Victorian country town of Warrigal, the fourth of eight children, her parents had a car dealership and petrol station. When she was 13, the family moved to a farm near Denmark on the south coast of Western Australia. She left school at 14 to work in a bank, and later completed high school. In her early 20s she began a medical degree at the University of Western Australia. She worked at Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth and then at the Royal Darwin Hospital before undertaking a diploma of ...more

Birthplace: Australia

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Alan Trounson, PhD, is a biologist and President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine California's $3 billion stem cell agency. He was previously Professor of Stem Cell Sciences and the Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories at Monash University, and retains the title of Emeritus Professor. He introduced two world-first procedures which greatly improved the success rate of in-vitro fertilisation. They were the use of a fertility drug to induce multiple ova and the freezing of embryos for future use. These procedures enabled more than 300,000 women worldwide to conceive successfully. Trounson made headlines in 1980 with the first IVF birth in Australia ...more

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Professor Allan Herbert Miller Fels AO is an Australian economist, lawyer and public servant. He was most widely known in his role as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from its inception in 1995 until 30 June 2003. Upon his retirement from the ACCC he became foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government until January 2014 when he retired. He is also currently an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University, a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, and a consultant to law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler. In addition, Fels is the heading the Victorian Taxi ...more

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

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