Dr Ian D. Rae

Honorary Professorial Fellow
University of Melbourne

Professor Rae is one of Australia’s leading scientists.  His qualifications in chemistry include a Diploma of Applied Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.  He is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE) and a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) of which organisation he was President 2006-2008.

Because of his training in organic chemistry, and his experience in policy advice and development, he has been appointed to a range of advisory bodies at state and national level in Australia, and internationally with the United Nations Environment Programme.  His experience covers hazardous wastes; contaminated land, water and air; the establishment of Australia’s National Pollutant Inventory; regulation of industrial chemicals; best practice in the mining industry; persistent organic pollutants (Stockholm Convention); ozone-depleting substances (Montreal Protocol); and the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5).

In a long career as scientist and teacher, Professor Rae has been responsible for a full range of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and also consulted on chemical matters to government and industry. He has many refereed publications and consulting reports, he writes frequently for magazines and newspapers, and has addressed many international audiences.




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