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Graeme Melville

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Education: 

  • BSc (UNSW)
  • MSc (UWollongong)
  • DiPEd
  • PhD (UWS)
  • FAIP

Research Interests: 

I am in the astrophysics division of the School of Physics at UNSW and am currently doing research on the atmospheres of Exoplanets. I build theoretical atmospheric profiles of exoplanets using the program we have developed, Versatile Software for Transfer of Atmospheric Radiation (VSTAR), and test these profiles using observational work. 

Previously, i have worked at St George Hospital, Wollongong and Macquarie University Physics Departments, Department of Defence (DSTO - Canberra) and as a science, mathematics and computing teacher in NSW High Schools. I was also a professional tennis player in the 1980's. 

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

  • I am the immediate past Chairman of the Australian Institute of Physics (NSW) and I was Past Editor-in-Chief - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Insights as well as present Reviewer of the international nuclear journal ‘Applied Radiation and Isotopes’ and a Member of Elsevier Researcher Panel.
  • Published Book.
  • Federal Election NSW Senate Candidate (1998).
  • Was the first person to artificially produce Ac-225 by a linear accelerator, which is potentially a new treatment for metastatic cancer.
  • Received a commendation from NASA for planetary astronomy work involving the Magellan Venus Project in 1994.
  • Recipient of the 2005 ‘Physics in Industry Day’ award. This was awarded for the best research in industry-based physics, which was most likely to benefit Australia.
  • 2007 ‘Research Futures Forum’ prize. Best scientific presentation in 2007.

 

Selected Publications: 

1. “Venus Unveiled: The Magellan Images”

             Zealey, W. J.; Melville, G.; Kreig, M.

Publication: Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p.200, 199

Origin: KNUDSEN Bibliographic Code:1993PASAu..10..200Z

 

2. "A theoretical model for the production of Ac-225 for cancer therapy by photon induced transmutation of Ra-226"

           G. Melville,, Sau Fan Liu and B.J. Allen

Centre for Experimental Radiation Oncology, St. George Cancer Care Centre, Gray St. Kogarah, NSW, Australia

Applied Radiation and Isotopes Volume 64, Issue 9, September 2006, Pages 979-988



3. "Production of Ac-225 for cancer therapy by photon-induced transmutation of Ra-226"
            G. Melville a, H. Meriarty b, P Metcalfe c, T. Knittel d and B.J. Allen a,e

a Centre for Experimental Radiation Oncology, St George Cancer Care Centre, Gray Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia
b Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, NSW, Australia
c Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
d Department of Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
e Clinical School of Medicine, St George Hospital, UNSW, NSW, Australia
Received 29 September 2006; revised 30 March 2007; accepted 31 March 2007. Available online 16 April 2007.

Applied Radiation and Isotopes Volume 65, Issue 9, September 2007, Pages 1014-1022 


4.  "Cyclotron and linac production of Ac-225"

          G. Melvillea and B J Allenb, c

aUniversity of Western Sydney, Penrith NSW, Australia

bCentre for Experimental Radiation Oncology, St George Hospital, Gray St, Kogarah NSW 2217, Australia
cClinical School, University NSW, Australia

Applied Radiation and Isotopes Volume 67, Issue 4, April 2009, Pages 549-555

 

5. “A theoretical model for the production of Ac-225 for cancer therapy by neutron capture transmutation of Ra-226”.

G. Melville, P. Melville

Centre for Experimental Radiation Oncology, St George Cancer Care Centre, Gray Street, Kogarah, NSW, Australia

Applied Radiation and Isotopes 72 (2013) 152–157

 

6. “Targeted α therapy for cancer: where we are today and where we are heading”

G. Melville

Future Oncology

November 2015 ,Vol. 11, No. 22, Pages 3065-3067 , DOI 10.2217/fon.15.189

(doi:10.2217/fon.15.189)