Frank Donald Stacey was born and educated in London, with BSc (hons physics) 1950, PhD 1953, DSc 1968. Following appointments at the University of British Columbia, the Australian National University and the Meteorological Office research unit in Cambridge, he joined the University of Queensland, becoming Professor of Applied Physics in 1971. Since 1956, all his research has been in geophysics, initially as an experimenter in rock magnetism and subsequently in a range of other subjects, with an increasing theoretical interest. He is most widely known for his textbook, Physics of the Earth, which is now in its fourth edition. Retiring from the university in 1996, he joined CSIRO as honorary fellow, to continue fundamental research, especially applications of thermodynamics to the Earth.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
magnetism, thermodynamics, Earth physics