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Biographical entry Rees, Albert Lloyd George (1916 - 1989)

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Born
15 January 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
14 August 1989
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Albert Rees was Head of the Chemical Physics Section, CSIR/O, Division of Industrial Chemistry 1944-1958 and Chief of the Division of Chemical Physics 1958-1978. He initiated research in electron microscopy, electron diffraction, optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, mass spectroscopy, solid-state physics (including studies of luminescence and fluorescence) and theoretical chemistry. He also contributed to the development of the Australian scientific instrument industry.

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1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939
Career position - Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1940
Career position - Beit Scientific Research Fellow and part-time lecturer in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry at Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London
1940 - 1944
Career position - Gas Identification Officer for the Cities of Westminster and Wandsworth, UK
1941
Education - Diploma of Imperial College completed at the Imperial College of Science and Technology
1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Imperial College of Science and Technology
1941 - 1944
Career position - Research Chemist with Philips Electrical Industries, UK
1944 - 1958
Career position - Head of the Chemical Physics Section at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) / CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Industrial Chemistry
1945
Award - Rennie Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1948
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1948 - 1953
Career position - Fellow, Australian Chemical Institute
1951
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1951 - 1989
Award - Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (FANZAAS)
1952
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal and Lecture, Royal Society of New South Wales
1953 - 1989
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1954 - 1958
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
1954 - 1989
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1956 - 1965
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Pure and Applied Chemistry
1957 - 1958
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Victorian branch
1958 - 1978
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics
1961 - 1970
Career position - Chairman of CSIRO Chemical Research Laboratories
1963
Career position - President of the ANZAAS Section B (Chemistry)
1964 - 1968
Career position - Secretary of Physical Sciences at the Australian Academy of Science
1964 - 1973
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science International Relations Committee
1967 - 1969
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1969 - 1971
Career position - President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1971
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1978
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1979 - 1980
Career position - Chairman of the Independent External Review of Defence Science and Technology Organisation
1981 - 1989
Career position - Fellow of the Faculty of Science at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1987
Award - Ian Wark Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Albert Lloyd George Rees - Records, 1951 - 1979, MS 109; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Buchanan, Rod; McCarthy, Gavan; Scillio, Mark; O'Sullivan, Lisa, A Guide to the Records of Albert Lloyd George Rees (Melbourne: Australian Science Archives Project, 1993), 142 pp. Details
  • Rees, A.L.G., Science in Bondage: the Inaugural Ian William Wark Lecture, 30 November 1987 (Canberra: Australian Academy of Science, 1987), 16 pp. Details

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