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Biographical entry Head, Alan Kenneth (1925 - 2010)

FAA, FRS

Born
10 August 1925
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
9 January 2010
Occupation
Chemical physicist

Summary

Alan Head was Chief of the Division of Chemical Physics, CSIRO from 1981.

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Events

1945
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in mathematics completed at the University of Melbourne
1946
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) in physics completed at the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1950
Career position - Research Scientist in the Division of Aeronautics at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1953 - 1957
Career position - Research Scientist in the Aeronautical Research Laboratory
1954
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) received from the University of Bristol, UK
1957 - 1981
Career position - Research Scientist in the Division of Tribophysics at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1962
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1971
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1981 - 1987
Career position - Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Chemical Physics at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1987 - 1990
Career position - Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Materials Science at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1988
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society, London
1990
Life event - Retired
1990 - 2010
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
8 June 1992
Award - Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Alan Kenneth Head - Records, 1955 - 2010, MS 227; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Clarebrough, L. M.; Head, A. K., 'Walter Boas 1904-1982', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 4, 1987, pp. 507-517. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870640507.htm. Details
  • Humble, Peter, 'Alan Kenneth Head 1925-2010', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 221-35. Details
  • Humble, Peter, 'Alan Kenneth Head 1925-2010', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 221-235. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Smith, Ailie