Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (D)

On this page are listed brief biographies of the following Fellows.
The recorded year references the date on which the Fellow joined the Society,
while the suffixed entry displays the Branch with which the Fellow is associated.

  • Stephen Dain, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Lena Danaia, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Hans Danielmeyer, Fellow (2015) : Overseas
  • Trevor Danos, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Jeremy Davis, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Ian Dawes, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Judith Dawes, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Kenneth Dawson, Fellow (2013) : Hunter
  • Terence Dawson, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Simon de Graaf, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Elizabeth Deane, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Katherine Demuth, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Martin Denny, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Simon Devitt, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Vincenzo Di Pietro, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Nicholas Dixon, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Anthony Dooley, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • The Honorable John Dowd, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Stephen Dowton, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Annabelle Duncan, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Kenneth Dutton, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
  • Andrew Dzurak, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Stephen Dain, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DipPubHealthEnvOpt FCOptom FAAO FIES(ANZ) FMSA
    Emertus Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of NSW

    Stephen Dain is a leader in the field of metrology and standards in optometry and is a founder of ORLAB which provides its services to industry.

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    Lena Danaia, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BEd (Hons) PhD
    Associate Professor in Science Education, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

    Lena Danaia is an academic who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to improving the quality of science education through her research and teaching where her work has had real benefits to the profession.

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    Hans Danielmeyer, Fellow (2015) : Overseas
    FRSN Dr. rer. nat (Stuttgart) MBA (Rutgers)
    Visiting Professor, Institute fur Neuro- und Bioinformatik, University of Lubeck

    Hans Danielmeyer has made major contributions to research in the areas of solid-state lasers and macroeconomics, and contributions to industrial leadership at a senior level both nationally and internationally.

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    Trevor Danos, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BEc LLB GradDipSc FTSE FAICD
    Company Director and Strategic Business Advisor

    Trevor Danos has been a senior member of the legal profession, with long-term, extensive pro bono involvement on various university advisory boards, foundations and various non-executive corporate directorships.

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    Jeremy Davis, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BEc (Hons) (Syd) MBA MA (Stanford) FAIM FAICD
    Emeritus Professor, UNSW
    Non-executive Director and Consultant, CHAMP Ventures Pty Ltd

    Jeremy Davis' career has been devoted to management teaching, administration, and research, as well as by applying his insights on many board positions, both academic and in the wider commercial sphere.

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    Ian Dawes, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (UNSW) DPhil (Oxon) FAA
    Emeritus Professor, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW (Sydney)

    Ian Dawes is a leader in the science of gene expression and microbial molecular genetics. He has made significant contributions to eukaryotic gene regulation during cell development and responses to the environment. His studies of yeast sporulation provided a detailed understanding of metabolism during meiosis and identified the motif that regulates specific gene expression during meiosis. A significant outcome of this regulation research was identification of a novel system controlling one-car

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    Judith Dawes, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd.) PhD (Rochester) FOSA FSPIE
    Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy and MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University

    Judith Dawes is a leader in the science of optics, especially light interaction with matter at the nanoscale.

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    Kenneth Dawson, Fellow (2013) : Hunter
    FRSN BDS (Syd.) MDS (Melb.) MA (UNE) FRACDS
    Maxillofacial Surgeon, N/A

    Ken Dawson is an Australian-trained maxillofacial surgeon who has held academic and clinical posts in Australia and the USA.

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    Terence Dawson, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BRurSc (Hons) PhD (UNE) FAMS FRZS
    Emeritus Professor, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney

    Terence Dawson is an internationally respected mammologist who led the early development of paradigm-changing knowledge on Australian marsupials and remains active in ecosystem research and conservation.

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    Simon de Graaf, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BScAgr (Hons) PhD (Sydney) FSRB
    Associate Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

    Simon de Graaf is a leading expert on animal reproduction and breeding technology. His research has increased production efficiency in animal agriculture, while also helping to save endangered wildlife.

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    Elizabeth Deane, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Sydney)
    Higher Education Consultant

    Elizabeth Deane is an expert in mammalian immunology and an eminent academic leader. She has transformed modes of teaching and learning in Australia and continues to play a leadership role in the private higher education sector.

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    Katherine Demuth, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (New Mexico) MA (Indiana) PhD (Indiana)
    Distinguished Professor, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

    Katherine Demuth is a distinguished academic whose research focuses on language acquisition, the studies of perception, and production across languages.

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    Martin Denny, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FRZSN
    Zoologist/Ecological Consultant, Biodiversity Monitoring Services

    Martin Denny is a research zoologist, with a long involvement in fauna conservation issues, particularly Australian marsupials. He has been associated with many professional and academic institutions.

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    Simon Devitt, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Melb.)
    Senior Lecturer, Center for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney

    Simon Devitt has developed multiple-architecture designs for quantum computing and communications systems and is internationally known for pioneering work in quantum error correction and algorithmic compilation.

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    Vincenzo Di Pietro, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AM CSC LOM FRSN MA (Deakin) FRAeS FAICD
    Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia

    Vince Di Pietro served many years in the Navy in aviation, training, infrastructure and environmental planning, capability and acquisition, professional military education and diplomacy, before joining a major aerospace company.

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    Nicholas Dixon, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Qld)
    Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry, Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience, and School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong

    Nicholas Dixon has made outstanding contributions to research into the mechanisms of DNA replication and to education in the fields of molecular cell biology and chemistry.

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    Anthony Dooley, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD (ANU) FAICD FAustMS
    Professor of Mathematics and Head, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Tony Dooley is a world-recognised expert in mathematical analysis, and has had senior leadership roles in Australian and UK universities.

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    The Honorable John Dowd, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AO QC FRSN LLB (Syd.) Hon LLD (SCU)
    President, International Commission of Jurists Australia

    John Dowd is one of the most senior lawyers in the country, and currently is President of the International Commission of Jurists Australia. He has served the State of NSW as Attorney-General and in other government roles.

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    Stephen Dowton, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN MB BS MD (Sydney) FCMG FRACP FAICD
    Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University

    Stephen (Bruce) Dowton is a paediatrician, clinical geneticist, molecular biologist, researcher, and academic, and has served as a senior executive at a range of universities, healthcare institutions, and consulting organisations.

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    Annabelle Duncan, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc (Otago) PhD (LaT) DSc (Honoris Causa) (Murdoch, LatT) PSM FTSE
    Chair, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
    Emeritus Professor, University of New England

    Annabelle Duncan is a biotech researcher, teacher, and former university Vice Chancellor, who played a significant role for the UN in biological weapons negotiations and for Australia over the discovery of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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    Kenneth Dutton, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
    AM FRSN BA (Hons) MA (Hons) Doctor de l'Universite (Paris) HonDLitt (Newcastle) FACE
    Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle

    Kenneth Dutton is a scholar of French Studies, human social anatomy and Australian local history, with distinguished service to French-Australian cultural relations and outstanding administrative contributions to education.

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    Andrew Dzurak, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd.) PhD (Cantab)
    Scientia Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW (Sydney)

    Andrew Dzurak is a leading expert in silicon-based quantum computing a team focused on the development of a quantum processor that can be manufactured using CMOS technology.

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