University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences researcher Dr Jack Clegg has received a Faculty of Science Young Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Sydney.

Dr Clegg, who is an ARC Future Fellow, said he was “honoured to receive this award.”

His research includes developing new materials for separating and purifying complex chemical mixtures.

Dr Clegg studied Chemistry, History and German at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) and a University Medal in 2004.

He completed a PhD in Chemistry (2008) and a Bachelor of Laws (2009) also from the University of Sydney, graduating with the Convocation Medal.

Dr Clegg was involved with the University of Sydney Students’ Representative Council, was the President of that University’s Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) and spent two years as a Fellow of Senate.

After completing his studies he won a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Cambridge where he was also a Director of Studies at Emmanuel College.

Dr Clegg returned to Australia to join The University of Queensland in 2012 and became an ARC Future Fellow in 2014.

In 2015 Jack won a Queensland young Tall Poppy Science Award for outstanding achievements in scientific research and communication.

Outside of his scientific career, he has served as a Director the board of the Australian Youth Orchestra and a regional Credit Union in NSW.

Dr Clegg has authored more than 140 publications including three book chapters, which have received more than 2,500 citations.


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