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Biographical entry Badger, Geoffrey Malcolm (1916 - 2002)

FAA, FTSE

Born
10 October 1916
Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
Died
23 September 2002
Occupation
Organic chemist and Science administrator

Summary

(Sir) Geoffrey Malcolm Badger was Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Adelaide 1955-64. He was a member of the CSIRO Executive 1964-65, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide 1966-77 and then Research Professor of Organic Chemistry 1977-79.

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Events

1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at London University
1941 - 1943
Career position - Research Chemist at ICI in Manchester, UK
1943 - 1946
Career position - Instructor Lieutenant with the Royal Navy
1946 - 1949
Career position - ICI Research Fellow at the Glasgow University
1949
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the Glasgow University, Scotland
1949 - 1950
Career position - Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide
1950
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1951 - 1954
Career position - Reader at the University of Adelaide
1955 - 1964
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Adelaide
1960 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1964 - 1965
Career position - Member of Executive at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1966 - 1967
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Adelaide
1967 - 1977
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
1971
Award - A.E. Leighton Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1974
Award - W.D. Chapman Medal received from the Institution of Engineers Australia
1974 - 1978
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Science
1975
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1977 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Science and Technology Council
1978 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1979
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1981
Award - ANZAAS Medallist (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Geoffrey Malcolm Badger - Records, 1962 - 1982, MS 164; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Geoffrey Malcolm Badger - Records, 1939 - 1985, MSS 0011; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Badger, Geoffrey Malcolm, Explorers of Australia, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville, New South Wales, 2001, 312 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Sir Geoffrey Badger AO, FRSC, FTS, FAA, FRACI, FACE, FAIM, Fellow ANZAAS, 1916-2002', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 70, no. 2, 2003, pp. 30-32. Details
  • Badger, Geoffrey, 'The Role of Government in Australian Science', Australian Physicist, vol. 17, no. 10, 1980, pp. 157-160. Details
  • Badger, Geoffrey, 'One Hundred Years of Teaching of Chemistry: Centenary Dinner at the University of Adelaide, 9 November 1985', Lumen, 1985, pp. 4-5. Details
  • Rae, Ian D., 'Geoffrey Malcolm Badger 1916-2002', Historical Records of Australian Science , vol. 20, no. 1, 2009, pp. 41-66. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker