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Biographical entry Newnham, Ivan Edgar (1919 - 1986)

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Born
6 November 1919
Victoria, Australia
Died
4 September 1986
Occupation
Mineral chemist

Summary

Ivan Newnham was Director of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Institute of Earth Resources from 1979. He was previously Chief of CSIRO's Division of Mineral Chemistry (1961-1970) and Director of the Mineral Research Laboratories (1971-1978). During his thirty-seven year tenure with CSIRO he made numerous significant contributions, including the introduction of research planning for commercialisation.

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1947 - 1961
Career position - Research Scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1959
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1961 - 1970
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
1971 - 1978
Career position - Director of CSIRO Mineral Research Laboratories
1975 - 1986
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science and Technology
1975 - 1986
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1979 - 1983
Career position - Director of CSIRO Institute of Earth Resources
1981
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for public service to industry
1982
Award - President's Award, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1982
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1983
Career position - Retired as Director due to ill health
1983 - 1984
Career position - Senior Scientist (not official title) at CSIRO Institute of Earth Resources

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Archival resources

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Ivan Edgar Newnham - Records, 1938 - 1983, Series 1115 - 1121; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

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Newspaper Articles

  • North, Jenifer, 'Vale Ivan Newnham', CoResearch (1986). Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.