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Biographical entry Day, Maxwell Frank Cooper (1915 - 2017)

AO, FAA

Born
21 December 1915
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
31 July 2017
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Max Day was Assistant Chief, Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1963-1966 before being appointed to the CSIRO Advisory Council 1966-1975, and then Chief of the Division of Forest Research, CSIRO 1975-1980.

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Events

1937
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1938
Career position - Assistant Research Officer in the Division of Economic Entomology at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1938 - 1939
Career position - Biological Assistant to Professor L.R. Cleveland at Harvard University, USA
1939 - 1941
Career position - Lehman Fellow at Harvard University
1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Harvard University
1941 - 1942
Career position - Lecturer in Cytology and Parasitology at Washington University in St. Louis, USA
1942 - 1944
Career position - Procurement Officer with the Australian War Supplies Procurement in Washington, USA
1944 - 1947
Career position - Scientific Liaison Officer with CSIR's Australian Scientific Research Liaison Office in Washington
1947 - 1963
Career position - Research Officer to Chief Research Officer in the Division of Entomology CSIR/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1955 - 1957
Career position - Seconded to Scientific Liaison Officer with CSIRO's Australian Scientific Liaison Office in Washington
1956 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1963 - 1966
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Entomology
1966 - 1976
Career position - Member of the Executive of CSIRO
1976 - 1980
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Forest Research
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Maxwell Frank Cooper Day - Records, 1972 - c. 2000, MS 140; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Day, M.F.C. et al., 'The Biological Collections in CSIRO: a National Heritage', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 15, no. 1, 2004, pp. 1-19. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR04002.htm. Details
  • Day, M.F.C.; Rentz, D.C.F., 'Kenneth Hedley Lewis Key, 1911-2002', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 15, no. 1, 2004, pp. 65-76. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR04001.htm. Details
  • Day, Maxwell F. C., Whitten, Maxwell J. and Sands, Don P. A., 'Douglas Frew Waterhouse, C.M.G. 3 June 1916 - 1 December 2000', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, vol. 48, 2002, pp. 459-81. Details
  • Day, Maxwell F.C.; Whitten, Maxwell J.; Sands, Don, 'Douglas Frew Waterhouse 1916-2000', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, 2001, pp. 495-519. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0011340495.htm. Details
  • Robin, Libby, with Day, Max, 'Changing ideas about the environment in Australia: learning from Stockholm', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 28, no. 1, 2017, pp. 37-49. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.