SMSA member and the immediate past president of the Royal Society of New South Wales, Emeritus Professor David Brynn Hibbert was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to science in the discipline of chemistry, to professional societies, and to sport through illicit drug profiling” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Em. Prof. Hibbert occupied the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of New South Wales from his arrival from England in 1987 through until his retirement in 2013.
His research interests are in metrology and statistics in chemistry, ionic liquids and electroanalytical chemistry, but he also provides expert opinion and presents science to the public.
More recently he has become a go-to expert witness in matters of drugs (of abuse, and sports). He has published around 250 papers, 5 books and 3 patents.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
The Board of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts congratulate Em. Prof. Hibbert on this well deserved honour.