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Biographical entry Craig, David Parker (1919 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
23 December 1919
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

David Parker Craig was Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Australian National University, Canberra 1967-84, and has published in the fields of quantum chemistry, and the chemistry of liquid and molecular crystals.

Details

Born Sydney, 23 December 1919. AO 1985. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc (Hons) 1940, MSc 1941) and London (PhD 1949). War service: Army Captain 1942-44; Lecturer in physical chemistry, University of Sydney 1944-46; Turner and Newall Research Fellow, and Lecturer, University College, London 1946-52; professor, physical chemistry, University of Sydney 1952-56; professor, theoretical chemistry, University College, London 1956-67; foundation professor, physical and theoretical chemistry, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University 1967-84, dean, Research School of Chemistry 1970-73; emeritus professor from 1984. Fellow, Royal Society 1968; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1969; H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1972; Liversidge Research Lecturer, Royal Society of New South Wales 1982; Russell Grimwade Lecturer, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1985; Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1991. Chairman, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships Committee 1980-84; part-time member of Executive, CSIRO 1980-85; president, Australian Academy of Science 1990-94. David Craig wing, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University opened 1995; David Craig Medal, Australian Academy of Science inaugurated 1999.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • David Parker Craig - Records, MS 182; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Ian Gordon Ross - Records, 1844 - 2004, MS 220; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Oral Collection, 1931 - 2003, MS 057; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (Craig, D.P.)

  • David Parker Craig - Records, 1952 - 1987; Private hands (Craig, D.P.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Craig, D. P., 'Physical Chemistry at the University of Sydney', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 16, 1954, pp. 138-139. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker