Researcher Profile

Professor Mark Spackman

Mark Spackman
Mark Spackman

Phone: +61 8 6488 3153

Research Expertise:
  • Computational chemistry
  • Crystal structure analysis
  • Theoretical chemistry


Prof Spackman currently supervises Ming Wen Shi (PhD)


BSc PhD W.Aust., FRACI


Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Society of Crystallographers Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ)

Funding Received

ARC Discovery Grant and Australian Professorial Fellowship 2004-2008
ARC Discovery Grant 2008-2010, with Dr George Koutsantonis and Prof Bo lversen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
ARC Linkage International Grant 2008-2009, with A/Prof Dylan Jayatilaka and Prof Hans-Beat Bürgi (University of Bern, Switzerland)
ARC Discovery Grant 2009-2011
ARC Discovery Grants 2013-2015

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Prof. Spackman is currently Head of the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Mark Spackman received his BSc in chemical physics (1976) and PhD in theoretical chemistry (1980) from the University of Western Australia. After several years of postdoctoral studies he was appointed at the University of New England in 1987. Promoted to Professor in 1999, he has served terms as Convenor of Chemistry and Head of School at the University of New England. In 2003 he was awarded a five-year ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship (2004-2008), enabling him to focus full-time on his research for an extended period, and in 2004 he was appointed at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Spackman is active in a national and international professional capacity. He has been Secretary (1995-1997) and President (2001-2003) of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia & New Zealand, a member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Crystallography (1994-2004, 2008-2011), and was a past member (1993-1998) and Chair (1999-2002) of the International Union of Crystallography Commission on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities. He has also served as a member of the Australian Research Council Expert Advisory Committee on Physics, Chemistry and Geoscience (2002-2003) and is currently a Co-Editor of Acta Crystallographica Section B.

Professor Spackman has delivered numerous invited research lectures at recent international conferences: 20th Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr, Florence, Italy (2005); meeting of the British Crystallographic Association, Lancaster, UK (2006); Gordon Research Conference on Electron Distributions and Chemical Bonding, Massachusetts, USA (2007); ECDMV - 5th European Charge Density Meeting, Gravedona, Italy (2008); 21st Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr, Osaka, Japan (2008).

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Most frequent journals
  • CrystEngComm.

    ISSNs: 1466-8033


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.37 SJR 1.043 SNIP 0.904

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Foundations of Crystallography

    ISSNs: 0108-7673, 1600-5724, 2053-2733

    International Union of Crystallography

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.31 SJR 1.652 SNIP 2.248

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Crystal Growth & Design

    ISSNs: 1528-7483, 1528-7505

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1528-7505

    American Chemical Society

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4 SJR 1.167 SNIP 1.234

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Chemistry - A European Journal

    ISSNs: 0947-6539, 1521-3765

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1521-3765

    Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.03 SJR 2.247 SNIP 1.046

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

    ISSNs: 1463-9076, 1463-9084


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.06 SJR 1.678 SNIP 1.117

    Journal: ERA2018

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Most frequent publishers
  • Springer

    Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, India, Germany

    Publisher: ERA2018

  • Pergamon

    United Kingdom

    Publisher: ERA2018

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