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Biographical entry Reid, Allen Forrest (1931 - 2013)

AM, FAA, FTSE

Born
26 March 1931
Gisborne, New Zealand
Died
17 January 2013
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Allen Reid was Director of the CSIRO Institute of Minerals, Energy and Construction 1988-1997. He was formerly Director of CSIRO's Institute of Energy and Earth Resources 1984-1987 and Chief of its Division of Mineral Engineering 1982-1984. Reid's major scientific achievements have been in the field on solid-state chemistry and its applications to assist the minerals industry. He was responsible for the development of QEM*SEM for automated characterisation of ores and minerals by scanning electron microscope imaging and X-ray analysis, and has contributed to a variety of fields, including commercial solar energy panels, the detailed understanding of the very-high-pressure minerals likely to exist in the deep mantle of the earth, and a number of industrial minerals processes.

Details

Born Gisborne, New Zealand, 26 March 1931. AM 1993. Educated Auckland Teachers Training College (secondary teacher training 1954), University of New Zealand (Canterbury) (MSc 1954) and Australian National University (PhD 1959, DSc 1970). Research Scientist, CSIRO 1959-72; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University 1964-66; Assistant Chief, Division of Mineral Chemistry, CSIRO 1972-82; Chief, Division of Mineral Engineering, CSIRO 1982-84; Director, CSIRO Institute of Energy and Earth Resources 1984-87; Director, CSIRO Institute of Minerals, Energy and Construction 1988-97; Technical Director, Australian Environmental Resources NL 1997- . CSIRO Rivett Medal 1970; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1982; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1988; Royal Chemical Society Lecturer in Australia 1988; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute. President, University of Sydney Chemical Society 1988-89.

Events

- 1954
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), University of New Zealand
- 1954
Education - Secondary Teacher Training, Auckland Teachers Training College, New Zealand
- 1959
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Australian National University
- 1970
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), Australian National University
1959 - 1972
Career position - Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1964 - 1966
Career position - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University, United States of America (USA)
1970
Award - Rivett Medal, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1972 - 1982
Career position - Assistant Chief, Division of Mineral Chemistry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1982 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1982 - 1984
Career position - Chief, Division of Mineral Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1984 - 1987
Career position - Director, Institute of Energy and Earth Resources, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1988 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
1988
Award - Royal Chemical Society Lecturer, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988 - 1989
Head - President, The University of Sydney Chemical Society
1988 - 1997
Career position - Director, Institute of Minerals, Energy and Construction, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1997 -
Chair - Technical Director, Australian Environmental Resources NL

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McCarthy, G.J.