Professor of Chemistry, Monash University

Professor Doug MacFarlane is an ARC Federation Fellow at Monash University. He is also the program leader of the Energy Program in the ARC funded Australian Centre for Electromaterials Science. He also holds Adjunct appointments at the University Alabama and Queens University Belfast. He was a PhD graduate from Professor Austen Angell’s group at Purdue in 1982 and after postdoctoral fellowships in France and New Zealand took up an academic position at Monash in 1983. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry in 1995 and served terms as Deputy Dean of Science 2000-2001 and as Head of School 2003-2006.
Professor MacFarlane was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship to extend his work on Ionic Liquids into areas of biological application. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Sciences in 2007 and to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2009. He is currently Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Journal of Chemistry and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Communications, Green Chemistry and Cryobiology. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cap-xx Ltd and is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Society for Solid State Ionics.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Australian Laureate Fellow, Monash University

Education

  • 1983 
    Purdue University, USA, PhD - Physical Chemistry

Honours

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering