Professor Emeritus Robert Vincent, B.Sc. (Hons.), PhD

Robert Vincent is an Professor Emeritus in the School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Adelaide. His major expertise is in the area of the atmospheric sciences, with a background in experimental studies of atmospheric processes, including the development of radar hardware, software and data analysis techniques. He has a strong understanding of the space sciences, including solar, magnetospheric and ionospheric physics and a broad view and understanding of astronomical, earth, oceanographic and meteorological techniques and processes. He has served on international and national panels covering Antarctic research, solar-terrestrial physics and the ARC Physics, Chemistry and Geosciences panel (2002–05) and he was a Research Evaluation Committee member on the Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences panel for ERA 2010 and Panel Chair for ERA 2012. His research excellence has been recognised by regular success in national and international competitive grant applications. Research impact is denoted by recognition by the Institute for Scientific Information (lSl) as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’, which places him in the top 0.5% by citation in the Geosciences. His professional standing is recognised by election to the Australian Academy of Science, election as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and as President of the International Council for Science/Scientific Committee for Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) from 2007–2011.