Professor Quentin A Parker
Quentin Parker obtained a BSc(Hons) in 1982 and a PhD (1986) from the University of St.Andrews. He joined the department of Physics at Hong Kong University in March 2014. Prior to that he was the joint AAO/Macquarie lecturer in astronomy (2002-2015) and director of the research centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics (2010-2014). Quentin also worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (1986-1992), Anglo-Australian observatory (1992-1999) and as a senior research fellow at the Institute for Astronomy in Edinburgh (1999-2002). Quentin was responsible for helping to develop the FLAIR-II and 6DF fibre-spectroscopy systems at the UKST and supported the 2dF and AAOmega multi-object fibre spectroscopy systems on the AAT.
Quentin was also P.I. for the UKST H-alpha survey of the Southern Galactic Plane. Research activities are mainly but not exclusively associated with Wide Field Astronomy, including large-scale redshift surveys, low-surface brightness galaxies, supernova remnants and especially Planetary Nebulae. He has supervised and co-supervised a significant number of PhD, MSc and honours students to successful completion and is always keen to attract students. Quentin is currently on the IAU working group on planetary nebulae. He also heads both the H-alpha international survey consortium and the associated 'MASH' Planetary nebulae team. He also has a life-long interest in antiquities and a strong interest in Chinese Bronze artefacts.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2007-06-01||Divisional award for excellence in undergraduate teaching 2007: Macquarie University||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2008-09-01||Vice Chancellors award for excellence in PhD supervision||Research Achievement|
|2012-10-01||Vice Chancellors award for excellence in undergraduate Teaching: Macquarie University||Research Achievement|
|2013-02-01||Award of prestigious Gutenberg Professorial Chair, Strasbourg, France: Cercle Gutenberg (nobel laureates on selection panel)||Research Achievement|
|2011-06-01||ALTC national peer reviewed citation for excellence in undergraduate learning: Australian Government||Research Achievement|
|2009-10-01||Highly commended for University Innovations in Learning and Teaching: Macquarie University||Research Achievement|
|2011-10-01||University Innovations award for Excellence in Research: Macquarie University||Research Achievement|
|2010-10-01||Highly commended for University Innovations Award in Research & Engineering: Macquarie University||Research Achievement|
|2014-10-01||Jim Piper award for excellence in Research Leadership: Macquarie University||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2000 continuing||Member||International Astronomical Union|
|06/2015 continuing||Mebmer of the Executive||Physical Society of Hong Kong|
|01/1992 continuing||Fellow||Astronomical Society of Australia|
|01/1986 continuing||Fellow||Royal Astronomical Society|
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