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Adjunct Professor Robert Robson

Research group
Qualifications BSc QLD, DipMet BoM, PhD, FAPS, FRMetS
Office phone (07) 478 15057
Curriculum vitae Robson CV (202KB PDF)
Publication list Robson publication list (134KB PDF)


Present position

James Cook University: Professorial Research Fellow, School of Eng & Phys Sci, Townsville (2008- )

Previous substantive appointments

ANU: Senior Fellow, AMPL and Chief Operations Officer, Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies (2005-8)

James Cook University: Assoc Dean of Science, Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Physics (1973-2001)

Bureau of Meteorology: Meteorologist Class 1 and Cadet Meteorologist (1965-9)

Visiting positions and fellowships 

DESY, Hamburg: Visiting Professor (2011, 2012)

Université Libre Bruxelles: Acad. Sci. Exchange Fellow (2006)

University of Oklahoma: Professor of Physics (2005)

Humboldt Fellow: INP, Greifswald, Germany (2001-2); Univ. Düsseldorf (1979-80) Univ Heidelberg (1995)

Keio University, Japan: Hitachi Chair of Electrical Engineering (1994)

JSPS Senior Fellow: Keio University (1992-3)

Professional and community service

Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows: President (2009-12), Vice-President (2007-9), Secretary (1997-2005) (

JCU Cricket Club: President, A-grade Captain, Life Member (1973-95),

Townsville Basketball Inc: Secretary and Director (1991-5)

Research interests

Fields of research

Statistical mechanics of charged particles in gases & condensed matter

Boundary layer meteorology, turbulent transport processes



Books: 1 physics, 1 meteorology
Papers: 130 in physics and meteorology


Institutions where research carried out

Australia: Australian National University; James Cook University; CSIRO Land and water

Europe: University of Cambridge; Université Libre Bruxelles; University of Heidelberg; University of Freiburg; Inst. for Low Temperature Plasma Physics, Greifswald; University of Düsseldorf; Inst. of Physics, Belgrade

North America: Brown University; University of Alberta; University of Oklahoma; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chatham College, Pittsburgh



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