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Professor Ian Atkinson

eResearch Director

Faculty of Science & Engineering Building 17 Room 146
JCU Douglas Campus

Townsville, Queensland 4811

Work: (07) 4781 4551

Research Portfolio:


  1. BSc Hons (I), 1985
  2. PhD 1993 (Chemical Physics)


Professor Ian Atkinson is a Tropical Leader and Director of the eResearch Centre at James Cook University. His PhD studies were in chemical physics but nearly 20 years ago moved from experimental science into computational chemistry and high-performance computing.

Over the past decade the rapid expansion of the Internet, mass data storage and computing has impacted every area of research and academic activity. As Director of the JCU eResearch Centre he has the privilege of working with researchers to apply new and ever changing ICT tools and methods to their research and amplifying their impacts.

He has a long-standing interest in eResearch methods, tools, scientific data management and user interfaces for HPC tools. He is also actively involved in researching how new systems and software that connect the physical and virtual worlds, particularly focusing on environmental monitoring with sensor networks.

If you are a potential postgraduate student interested in studying with us please follow this link to the JCU GRS.

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