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Biographical entry Price, James Robert (1912 - 1999)

KBE, FAA

Born
25 March 1912
Kadina, South Australia, Australia
Died
8 March 1999
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist
Alternative Names
  • Price, Jerry (Also known as)
  • Price, Sir Robert (Also known as)

Summary

Sir Robert Price was Chair of the CSIRO, 1970-1977, Chief Executive Officer 1966-1970 and Chief of the Division of Organic Chemistry 1961-1966.

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Education - Doctor of Philosophy (Dphil), Oxford University, England
- 1933
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Adelaide, Australia
- 1935
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), The University of Adelaide, Australia
- 1954
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), The University of Adelaide, Australia
1937 - 1939
Career position - Head, Chemistry, Section, John Innes Horticultural Institution, England
1939 - 1945
Career position - Propellants and Explosives, Ministry of Supply, England
1945 - c. 1960
Career position - Division of Industrial Chemistry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1956
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Award, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia
1959
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
1959 - 1960
Head - President, Victorian Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia
1960 - 1961
Career position - Officer in charge, Organic Chemistry Section, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1961 - 1966
Career position - Chief, Organic Chemistry Section, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1962 - 1964
Head - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia
1966 - 1970
Career position - Member of the Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1969
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia
1969
Chair - Chairman of Organizing Committee, XXIInd Congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the XIIth International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
1970 - 1977
Career position - Chairman of the Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1976
Award - Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Order (KBE), Great Britain

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McCarthy, G.J.