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Biographical entry Cavill, George William Kenneth (Ken) (1922 - 2017)

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Born
23 April 1922
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
25 August 2017
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Ken Cavill was Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales 1964-1982, and published in the field of the chemistry of insect venoms, attractants and repellents.

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Born Sydney, 23 April 1922. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1943, MSc 1946) and Liverpool (PhD 1949, DSc 1957). Senior chemist, W. Hermon Slade and Company Pty Ltd, Sydney 1943; lecturer in chemistry, Sydney Technical College 1944-47; ICI Research Fellow, University of Liverpool 1947-50; senior lecturer in organic chemistry, New South Wales University of Technology 1951-59; associate professor in organic chemistry, University of New South Wales 1959-64, professor (personal chair in organic chemistry) 1964-80, professor of organic chemistry 1980-82. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1969, Liversidge Research Lecturer, Royal Society of New South Wales 1970.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • George William Kenneth Cavill - Records, 1934 - 1938, MS 126; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

University of New South Wales Archives

  • George William Kenneth Cavill - Records, 1934 - 1988, CN 805 and others; University of New South Wales Archives. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.