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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 Lloyd G. Rees was Head of the Chemical Physics Section, CSIR/O, Division of Industrial Chemistry 1944-58 and Chief of the Division of Chemical Physics 1958-78. 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 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1948
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1951 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (FANZAAS)
1951
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1954 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1954 - 1958
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
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

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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

Published resources

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, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 142 pp. Details
  • Rees, A.L.G., Science in Bondage: the Inaugural Ian William Wark Lecture, 30 November 1987, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 1987, 16 pp. Details

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Online Resources

See also

  • Hyde, B. G. and Day, P, 'John Stuart Anderson', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 2, 1992. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9920920127.htm. Details
  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995, 267 pp. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.