David St Clair Black
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Professor Black received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry at the University of Sydney. He then undertook a Ph.D. in Cambridge from 1960—1963, working with Professor Lord Todd. He was a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Thomas Katz at Columbia University (1963—1964) before taking up a lectureship in Chemistry at Monash University in 1965. He was appointed to the chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in 1983. From 2000-2003 he was associate dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science.
He has spent study leave at the ETH Zürich, Würzburg University, and Cambridge University, and held Visiting Professorships in Tokyo, Auckland, Göttingen, Innsbruck, and Kobe, and given invited lectures at international conferences and major universities.