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Sever Sternhell

Sever Sternhell (born May 30, 1930 - ) is a Polish born Australian academic and organic chemist. He has been professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. His current research is on the induction of chirality into mesophases, aspects of steric hindrance and the mechanochemistry of organic compounds.


Early life

Sternhell was born in Lwow, Poland, and after his family emigrated to Australia he attended Newington College.

Tertiary Education

  • University of Sydney (BSc (hons) 1951, MSc 1953)
  • University of London (PhD and DIC, 1961)
  • Imperial College (DSc 1966)

Research and University Career

  • Research Chemist, Monsanto (1953-55)
  • Senior Research Officer, CSIRO (1955-64)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Sydney, (1964-67)
  • Reader in Organic Chemistry, University of Sydney, (1967-77)
  • Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Sydney, (1977-99)
  • Chairman, Australian Research Council Chemical Sciences Panel (1991-92)
  • Emeritus Professor (Since 1999)

Fellowships and Honours

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Centenary Medal (2001)


  • Sydney University
  • Bright Sparcs
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