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Biographical entry Baxter, John Philip (1905 - 1989)

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Born
7 May 1905
Machynlleth, Wales
Died
5 September 1989
Occupation
Chemical engineer

Summary

Sir Philip Baxter was Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales 1949-1953 and Vice-Chancellor 1955-1969. He was also Chairman of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission 1957-1972.

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Born Machynlleth, North Wales, 7 May 1905. Died 5 September 1989. OBE 1945, CMG 1959, KBE 1965. Educated Birmingham University (BSc 1927, PhD 1928). Research Manager, General Chemicals Division, ICI 1931-44, Research Director, General Chemicals Division, ICI and Director, Thorium Ltd 1944-49, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales 1949-52, Deputy Director 1952-53, Director 1953-54, Vice-Chancellor 1955-69. Chairman, Australian Atomic Energy Commission, 1957-72. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Kernot Medal 1970, Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1975.

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National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • John Philip Baxter - Records, 1949 - 1970, DeB 466; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

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  • Gissing, Philip, 'Baxter, Sir John Philip (1905-1989), Chemical Engineer', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 72-76. Details

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