Prof. Milton HEARN
Monash University, Australia
Professor MILTON HEARN AM, FRSV, FTSE, FAICD, FRACI CChem, FIUPAC, FIChemE(A), FRSC, graduated BSc(Hons) (1967), PhD (1970) and DSc (1983) from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Milton has authored 675 original peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of separation science and green chemistry, and is named co-inventor on 32 issued and pending patent applications and invention disclosures. In recognition of his scientific contributions, he has received the American Chemical Society 2015 Award for Chromatography, the American Chemical Society 2015 Alan S. Michaels Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s Leighton Memorial Medal [the Institute’s highest honour] as well as the Institute’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award, the H.G. Smith Medal, Applied Research Medal, the Analytical Chemistry Medal and the R.K Murphy Medal, and numerous other national and international awards. He is a recipient of the Centennial Medal of the Commonwealth of Australia for service to the chemical and biotechnology industry and the public. In January 2015, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
for “significant service to science through major contributions to advances in chemical manufacturing”.
Over his career, his research has led to many practical developments, which have been adopted by the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sciences and industry within Australia and internationally. His studies in the fields of bioseparation science, synthesis of new classes of compounds and materials, production and purification of recombinant proteins, and the manufacture of chemical and biological products, are widely recognised.
These contributions have extended from fundamental investigations, their industrial translation and deployment to public policy. More recently his attention has turned to the development and adoption of green chemistry metrics as a major strategic driver for the development of advanced and more sustainable manufacturing processes across multiple industry sectors.