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Biographical entry Hamann, Sefton Davidson (1921 - 2009)

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Born
8 January 1921
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died
12 January 2009
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Applied chemist

Summary

Sefton Hamann was chief of the CSIRO Division of Physical Chemistry from 1960 to 1966, and chief of the CSIRO Division of Applied Chemistry from 1966 to 1974. He worked on the development of the polymer banknote.

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1938
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Canterbury University College, New Zealand
c. 1946
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Canterbury University College, New Zealand
c. 1949
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Manchester, UK
1960 - 1966
Career position - Chief of the Division of Physical Chemistry at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1966
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1966 - 1974
Career position - Chief of the Division of Applied Chemistry at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1974 - 1978
Career position - Chairman of the Applied Chemistry Laboratories Research Committee at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Spurling, Thomas H. and Soloman, David H., 'Sefton Davidson Hamann 1921-2009', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 20, 2009, pp. 255-271. Details
  • Spurling, Thomas H. and Solomon, David H., 'Sefton Davidson Hamann 1921-2009', Historical Records of Australian Science , vol. 20, no. 2, 2009, pp. 255-271. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Buchanan, Roderick; McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar, The Records of Currency Note Research and Development Project, CSIRO, Division of Chemicals and Polymers, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1991, 103 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J. and Smith, Ailie