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BiographyDr. Tony Haymet
Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Vice Chancellor - Marine Sciences, UC San Diego
BackgroundDr. Tony Haymet is the tenth director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Haymet also serves as UC San Diego's vice chancellor for marine sciences and dean of the Graduate School of Marine Sciences, and is a professor of oceanography at Scripps. He joined Scripps in 2006.
Dr. Haymet is a highly distinguished researcher with more than 165 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His personal scientific interests include Antarctic fish antifreeze proteins and nucleation. Dr. Haymet has focused on strategic research planning, partnerships, and safety issues, especially in field and laboratory work.
Between 1981 and 1991 Dr. Haymet worked in the USA at Harvard University, Berkeley University and University of Utah.
He returned to Australia in 1991 and worked as Professor and Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
In 1998, Dr. Haymet became Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston, and two years later founded the University of Houston Environmental Modelling Institute.
In January 2003, Dr. Haymet became Chief of CSIRO Marine Research, and in July 2005, became Chief of the newly-merged CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. He is also the Founding Director of the Wealth from Oceans Flagship. In 2006, Dr. Haymet was appointed director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
Academic qualificationsDr. Haymet completed his first degree in chemistry at the University of Sydney, followed by a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Chicago. He was awarded a Doctor of Science at the University of Sydney in 1997.
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