Brief Biography

Brief Biography -

Professor William (Bill) S. Price is known internationally for his work on magnetic resonance techniques for measuring molecular dynamics as evidenced by his awards (see below), invitations to speak and chair at international conferences and to contribute scholarly articles and to join Editorial Boards. He has published 1 book (‘NMR Studies of Translational Motion’, Cambridge University Press, 2009), 27 book chapters and 170 journal publications. His 1997 pedagogical paper on magnetic resonance diffusion measurements has been cited more than 1150 times. His work has been presented in more than 240 conference presentations including many invited and plenary lectures and lectures apart from conferences. He has a Hirsch index of 38 and more than 7850 total citations (Google Scholar). The importance of his research has resulted in more than $12 million in funding. He has a long history of successful research supervision (Hons, MSc, PhD and postdoctoral students).

He is Editor-in-Chief of the (UK) Royal Society of Chemistry’s “New Developments in NMR” book series ( Bill is the driving force behind the biennial Western Sydney University's Symposium on NMR, MRI and Diffusion.

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Past Positions

Professor of Chemistry - April 2001 - Aug 2003 - Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan

Senior Visiting Scientist - Jan 2000 - Feb 2001 - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Chief Scientist - Apr 1996 - Dec 1999 - Water Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan.

Research Scientist - Mar 1995 - Mar 1996 - Water Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan.

Science and Technology Agency Fellow - Mar 1993 - Mar 1995 -  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan.

Research Fellow - Sept 1990 - Mar 1993 - Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Consultant - Jun 1990 - Jul 1990 - Australian Membrane and Biotechnology Research Institute Ltd. (AMBRI), CSIRO Division of Food Processing.

Awards and Commendations

Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award (1986-1989), Australian Government.

Postgraduate Student Poster Award (1987), Australian Biochemical Society.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (1990 – 1993), National Science Council, Taiwan, Republic of China.

The Eleanor Sophia Wood Travelling Fellowship (1991), University of Sydney.

The Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Fellowship in the Biological Sciences (1991 – 1992), University of Sydney.

The Science and Technology Agency Fellowship (1993-1995), Australian Academy of Science/Japanese Government.

Travel Fellowship to attend the 11th International Biophysics Congress (1993), International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics.

Rennie Memorial Medal (1998), National Medal for a chemist under 35 who has contributed most to some branch of chemistry judged according to the preceding 10 years’ publications, Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

RACI RSC Corday Morgan – Rennie Medal Exchange Lecturer (1999).

Ollé Prize for Chemical Literature (1999), National Prize, Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Senior Fellowship (2000), Swedish Council for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education.

BioFirst Award (2004), NSW State Government.

Ollé Prize for Chemical Literature (2010), National Prize, Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Research, Training and Supervision (2010) – Highly Commended Western Sydney University.

ANZMAG Medal (2019), Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance.



Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (1999).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000).

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (2012).