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Biographical entry Fletcher, Neville Horner (1930 - 2017)

AM, FAA, FTSE

Born
14 July 1930
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1 October 2017
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Neville Fletcher was Professor of Physics, University of New England, New South Wales from 1963 and Dean of the Faculty of Science 1963-1965. He was Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at New England 1960-1963 and Research Officer, CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory 1956-1959. Fletcher's research interests were in the application of physics to many areas and ranged over biological acoustics, musical instruments, environmental science, and materials including semiconductors and solid-state devices. Among his most influential publications were the books The chemical physics of ice (1970, 2nd edition 1990) and The physics of musical instruments (1991, 2nd edition 1998) with T. D. Rossing.

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1952
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1952 - 1953
Career position - Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1953 - 1955
Career position - Research Scientist (part-time), Clevite Transistor Products, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1955
Education - PhD, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1956 - 1960
Career position - Research Officer, CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory
1960 - 1963
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Theoretical Physics, The University of New England
1963 - 1965
Career position - Professor of Physics, The University of New England
1963 - 1965
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of New England
1964
Award - Edgeworth David Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1965 - 1966
Career position - Nuffield Fellow, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
1969 - 1972
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of New England
1970 - 1972
Career position - Chairman, Professorial Board, University of New England
1973
Education - DSc, University of Sydney
1974
Career position - Member, Physics Panel, Australian Research Grants Committee
1974 - 1979
Career position - Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan
1976 - 2017
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1979 - ?
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1979 - 1981
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Institute of Physics
1980 - 1984
Career position - Secretary (Physical Sciences), Australian Academy of Science
1981 - 1983
Career position - President, Australian Institute of Physics
1981 - 1984
Career position - Member, Australian Meteorology Policy committee
1983 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales
1983 - 1987
Career position - Director, Institute of Physical Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1984 - 1991
Career position - Member, International Commission on Acoustics
1987 - 1995
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1987 - 2017
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1990 - 1995
Career position - Adjunct Professor, Australian National University
1990 - 1996
Career position - Chairman, Antarctic Science Advisory Committee
26 January 1990
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of service to science, particularly in the field of applied Physics
1991 - 1995
Career position - Chair, Steering Committee for Primary Investigations Program, Australian Academy of Science
1993
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1993 - 2004
Career position - Editor, Acoustics Australia
1995 - 2000
Career position - Member, Physics Panel, Australian Research Council
1995 - 2017
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Australian National University
1996 - 2000
Career position - Visiting Professor, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales
1998
Award - Silver Medal, Acoustical Society of America
2000 - 2005
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Hearing
2001 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
2001
Award - Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and science in applied physics
2006
Career position - Co-Convenor, Australia-Japan Symposium of Earth Systems Science and Nanomaterials, Canberra

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Neville Horner Fletcher - Records, 1977 - 1984, MS 160; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Fletcher, N.H. and Sholl, C.A., An Informal History of Physics at the University of New England, 1938-2001 (Armidale: University of New England, 2002), 139 pp. Details

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See also

  • Who's who in Australia 2012 (Melbourne: Crown Content Pty Ltd, 2012), 2430 pp. Details

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