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Biographical entry Quirk, James Patrick (1924 - )

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Born
17 December 1924
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

James Quirk was Reader in Soil Science 1956-1962 and the Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1974-1990. He was Professor of Soil Science and Head of Department, University of Western Australia 1963-1974. His interests include soil physical chemistry, surface and colloid chemistry and agricultural science.

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Events

Award - Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
- 1947
Education - Bachelor of Science Agriculture with Honors (BScAgr (Hons)), The University of Sydney, Australia
- 1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London, England
- 1967
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), University of London, England
1947 - 1956
Career position - Senior Research Officer, Division of Soils, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1956 - 1962
Career position - Reader in Soil Science, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1963 - 1974
Career position - Foundation Professor of Soil Science and Head, Department of Soil Science and Nutrition, University of Western Australia
1964 - 1966
Head - President, Soil Science Australia
1969 - 1970
Head - President, Australian Clay Minerals Society
1972
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (AIAS)
1972
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1974 -
Career position - Professor Emeritus, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1975 -
Career position - Professor Emeritus, The University of Western Australia,
1975
Award - J.A. Prescott Medal, Soil Science Australia
1980
Award - AIAS Medal, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (AIAS)
1982
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1982
Award - Farrer Memorial Medal and Oration, New South Wales State Government, Australia
1983
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Commonwealth Government of Australia
1988
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
1996
Award - Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Soil Science, United States of America (USA)

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Archival resources

Waite Agricultural Research Institute

  • James Patrick Quirk - Records, 1974 - 1980; Waite Agricultural Research Institute. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Knight, R. and Quirk, J. P., 'Colin Malcolm Donald 1910-1985', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 1, 1994, pp. 51-60. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9941010051.htm. Details
  • Stephens, C. G. and Quirk, J. P., 'James Arthur Prescott, 7 October 1890 - 6 February 1987, elected F.R.S. 1951', Biographical Memoirs Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 34, 1988, pp. 641-68. Details
  • Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P., 'James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 299-313. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730299.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.