Ian Plimer, Ph.D., is a former professor of mining geology at The University of Adelaide, and emeritus professor of Earth sciences at The University of Melbourne, where he was chairman and head from 1992 to 2005. He was previously German Research Foundation Chair at Munich, and chairman and head of geology at The University of Newcastle. He has been elected honorary fellow of the Geological Society (London), fellow of the Australasian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and fellow of numerous other scientific societies.
He has published some 130 scientific papers and seven best-selling books for the general public, including A Short History Of Planet Earth (2004); Not for Greens: He Who Sups with the Devil Should Have a Long Spoon (2014); Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Rip-off (2017); Green Murder: A Life Sentence of Net Zero with No Parole (2021).
Dr. Plimer has earned many scientific awards, including the Daley Prize and the Eureka Prize for communication of science from the Australian Museum; the Goldfields Prize for the best paper in Institution of Mining and Metallurgy; Australian Humanist of the Year from the Humanist Society of New South Wales; the Centenary Medal from the Australian government; and the Sir Willis Connolly Medal from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Plimerite, a new phosphate mineral, was named in his honor for his contributions to the geology of ore deposits.