!!Thomas Maschmeyer - Biography
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Thomas is Professor of Chemistry and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Sydney and serves as Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Catalysis for Sustainability.

In 2011 he was elected Foreign Member of the Academia Europea as well as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Royal Chemical Institute.

He is author of 240+ publications, cited 6000+ times, including 22 patents and 22 book chapters (H-Index 41, m-value 2.3). He serves on the editorial/advisory boards of nine international journals and is President of the Catalysis Society of Australia. He received many awards, including the RACI Weickhardt Medal for Economic Contributions through Chemistry (2012), RACI Applied Research Award (2011), the Le Févre Prize of the Australian Academy of Sciences for outstanding basic research in chemistry by scientists under 40 (2007). He is co-founder of the Australian low carbon/renewables start-ups Ignite Energy Resources (2006) and Licella (2007), has been voted to be among the global top 100 “people in bioenergy 2011/12” (by the readers of Biofuels Digest, circ. 100,000),and was one of the founding Professors of Avantium (2001), a Dutch High-tech company, now with 100+ employees.

After completing his PhD with Assoc. Prof. Anthony F. Masters in 1994, he worked with Prof. Sir John M. Thomas at the Royal Institution of Great Britain as Australian Bicentennial Fellow and became the Assistant Director of the Davy Faraday Laboratories there in 1997, concurrently holding a research position at The University of Cambridge (in the group of Prof. B.J.G. Johnson) and was Senior Research Associate at Peterhouse. In 1998 he was appointed to Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Organic and Catalytic Chemistry at the Delft Institute of Chemical Technology, becoming Vice-Chairman of that Institute in 2000.

He returned in late 2003 to the University of Sydney as ARC Federation Fellow, where he has set up a state-of the art catalysis and process engineering laboratory. He also advises both the Australian Federal and the NSW State governments (up to ministerial level) and holds a number of national and international consultancies.