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Biographical entry Macbeth, Alexander Killen (1889 - 1957)

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Born
11 August 1889
Ireland
Died
29 May 1957
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

Alexander Macbeth was Professor of Chemistry, University of Adelaide 1928-1954 and Dean of the Faculty of Science. Earlier he was Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, United College University, St Andrews from 1919 and then Reader in Chemistry, University of Durham 1924-1928. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 1955. He played a key role in establishing pharmaceutical industry in Australia and worked as a consultant for companies including Beckers Pty Ltd, Johnson Chemical Laboratories, and Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand.

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Events

1919 - c. 1924
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, St Andrews University, Belfast
1924 - 1928
Career position - Reader in Chemistry, The University of Durham
1928 - 1954
Career position - Professor of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide
1930
Career event - Published second edition of book Organic Chemistry for Medical, Intermediate Science and Pharmaceutical Students
1952
Career event - Published third edition of book Organic Chemistry for Medical, Intermediate Science and Pharmaceutical Students
1954 -
Award - Emeritus Professor, The University of Adelaide
1954
Award - Received the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to industry and The University of Adelaide
1955
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Alexander Killen Macbeth - Records, 1945 - 1952, MS 010; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.