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Biographical entry Bastow, Stewart Henry (1908 - 1964)

Born
22 February 1908
Folkestone, Kent, England
Died
23 January 1964
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physical chemist

Summary

Stewart Henry Bastow was the head of the CSIR Tribophysics group 1945-49 and then a member of the CSIRO Executive until 1964. He was the Chief Executive Officer 1957-59.

Details

Born Folkestone, England, 22 February 1908. Died Melbourne, 23 January 1964. DSO 1945. Educated Universities of Tasmania (BSc 1929) and Cambridge (PhD 1932). Demonstrator in physics, University of Tasmania 1927; 1851 Exhibition senior scholar 1932-34; research chemist, National Enamels Limited 1934-37; the South Metropolitan Gas Company, England and Anglo-Iranian Oil Company 1937-40; Royal Engineers 1940-45; Officer-in-charge, Lubricants and Bearings Section (later the Division of Tribophysics), CSIR 1945-49; member of the CSIRO Executive 1949-64; Chief Executive Officer 1957-59. President, Victorian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1962. A laboratory at CSIRO's Division of Materials Science and Technology, Clayton, was named after him.

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Archival resources

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Stewart Henry Bastow - Records, 1945 - 1964, Series 427 and others; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Dr. S.H. Bastow', Australian Physicist, vol. 1, no. 1, 1964, pp. 6-7. Details
  • 'Stuart Henry Bastow', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 31, no. 2, 1964, pp. 65-66. Details
  • Spink, J.A., 'Stewart Henry Bastow: Colloid Chemist, Soldier and Science Administrator', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 64, no. 9, 1997, pp. 20-23. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.