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Biographical entry Ampt, Gustav Adolph (1886 - 1953)

Born
19 July 1886
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Died
4 May 1953
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Gustav Ampt was a demonstrator, lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1919-1951. Earlier he was a chemist with the Commonwealth Department of Defence 1908-1918.

Details

Events

1907
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1908 - 1910
Career position - Instructor (part-time) with the Chemistry Department at the Working Men's College (now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne
1908 - 1911
Career position - Chemist at the State Explosives Laboratory of the Defence Department of Victoria
1911 - 1918
Career position - Chemical Advisers Laboratory of the Defence Department of Victoria
c. 1919
Award - F.S. Grimwade Prize for Applied Chemistry received
1919 - 1921
Career position - Demonstrator in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1921 - 1926
Senior Demonstrator in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1927 - 1936
Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1933 - 1934
Career position - President of the Society of Chemical Industry in Victoria
1933 - 1947
Career position - Superintendent of Public Examinations in Melbourne
1936 - 1950
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne

Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office

  • Gustav Adolph Ampt - Records, 1915; National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Gustav Adolph Ampt - Records, 1949 - 1950; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Radford, Joan, The Chemistry Department of the University of Melbourne: its contribution to Australian Science, 1854-1959, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978. Details

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Online Resources

See also

  • Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F., 'Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 4, 1987, pp. 519-531. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870640519.htm. Details
  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995, 267 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.