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Mark Wainwright AM is an Australian academic. He served as seventh Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of New South Wales from July 2004 until June 2006. Prior to this appointment, Wainwright had been the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University from mid-April 2004. Previously to that, Wainwright was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), an appointment he had held since January 2001.
Wainwright joined the University of New South Wales in 1974 as a lecturer in the School of Chemical Technology. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University, and a DSc for research into skeletal catalysts from the University of South Australia.
He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to chemical engineering as a researcher and academic, and to tertiary education.
In March 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of science by the University of New South Wales 
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