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Society Fellow elected as IUPAC Emeritus Fellow

Emeritus Professor Brynn HibbertThe Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN, of UNSW Sydney and a former President of the Society, has just been recognised as an Emeritus Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).  His appointment reflects his standing as a scientist and his continuing service to the Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC.

Brynn Hibbert occupied the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of New South Wales after arriving from England in 1987 until his retirement in 2013. His research interests are in metrology and statistics in chemistry and electrochemistry, but he also has sideline activities in providing expert opinion on matters of drugs (of abuse, and sports), scientific fraud, and presenting science to the public.

Professor Hibbert was recruited to IUPAC in 2001 and became an Associate Member, Titular Member, Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Analytical Chemistry Division, and subsequently the Australian National representative. He is presently Secretary to the Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols. He has been associated with 38 IUPAC projects, twelve of which are ongoing. His major long-term project is editing the 4th edition of the IUPAC Orange Book (Compendium of Terminology in Analytical Chemistry), which was conceived at the 2009 General Assembly and is about to be sent to the publisher (the Royal Society of Chemistry) in April 2022. Each of the 13 chapters has been published as a Recommendation or Technical Report (or both), and the book itself has been extensively reviewed by the Division and by ICTNS. It is hoped that the nearly 4000 terms will be taken into the new Gold Book expeditiously.

Congratulations Brynn on this recognition of your work and achievements with IUPAC. 



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