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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Chemical Technology (1974 - 1987?)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

From
February 1974
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
1987?
Functions
Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 3389
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
South Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The Division of Chemical Technology was established in 1974, originating in the Division of Applied Chemistry. The Division was part of the CSIRO's Institute of Industrial Technology.

Details

The Division of Chemical Technology was concerned with the application of chemical technology, engineering and biotechnology in utilising and processing natural resources such as forests, and residues from forest and agricultural industries, algae, water and waste water. Research areas included: Wood science, wood preservation, wood pulping, chemical and biosystems for producing chemicals and energy, and water purifying and recycling technologies.

From January 1988, the Division became known as Division of Forestry and Forest Products, with headquarters in Melbourne.

From 1 January 1991, forest products research and development became the responsibility of the new Division of Forest Products. At the same time, forestry research and development became part of a separate Division of Forestry, sited in Canberra.

Timeline

 1940 - 1958 CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
       1940 - 1958 CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
       1958 - 1961 CSIRO Organic Chemistry Section
             1928 - 1971 CSIRO Division of Forest Products (mark I)
             1958 - 1966 CSIRO Division of Physical Chemistry
             1961 - 1966 CSIRO Division of Organic Chemistry
                   1966 - 1974 CSIRO Division of Applied Chemistry
                         1974 - 1987? CSIRO Division of Chemical Technology
                               1988 - 1990 CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products (mark I)
                                     1990 - 1995 CSIRO Division of Forest Products (mark II)
                                     1991 - 1995 CSIRO Division of Forestry
                                           1990 - 1995 CSIRO Division of Forest Products (mark II)
                                           1995 - 2007 CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products (mark II)
                                           1995 - 2007 CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products (mark II)
                                                 2004 - 2007 ENSIS
                                                       2007 - 2008 CSIRO Division of Forestry Biosciences
                                                             2008 - CSIRO Division of Plant Industry

Related People

Published resources

Books

  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976, CSIRO, Canberra, 1978, 101 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Spurling, Thomas H., 'Donald Eric Weiss 1915-1998', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 152-70. Details

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