Professor Ian Rae

Professor Ian Rae

About:
Professor Ian Rae holds an Honorary Professorial Fellowship at The University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute of which he is Past President. Professor Rae has been heavily involved in the formulation of policy regarding hazardous wastes, air pollution, Australia's national pollutant inventory, and control of ozone depleting substances. This advisory role has been exercised with the Victorian State Government, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australia's National Council of Environment Ministers, Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), and the United Nations Environment Programme. As a historian, Professor Rae’s interests have been mainly in nineteenth and twentieth century chemistry and chemical technology and he is Editor, together with Dr Sara Maroske, of the Australian Academy of Science journel, Historical Records of Australian Science. He is also active with a local historical society, with an environment group and with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).