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Biographical entry Stokes, Robert Harold (1918 - 2016)


24 December 1918
Southsea, England
15 November 2016
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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Robin Stokes was Professor of Chemistry, University of New England, New South Wales, 1955-1979. His research interests included solution thermodynamics and electrolytes.


Born Southsea, England, 24 December 1918. Educated Auckland University College (BSc 1938, MSc (hons) 1940, DSc 1949) and University of Cambridge (PhD 1950). Chemist and Chief Chemist, Colonial Ammunition Company, Auckland and Hamilton, New Zealand 1941-45; Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Western Australia 1946-47; ICI Fellow, University of Cambridge 1948-49; Senior Lecturer and Reader in Chemistry, University of Western Australia 1950-55; Foundation Professor of Chemistry, University of New England 1955-79, Emeritus Professor from 1980. Rennie Medal, Australian Chemical Institute 1946; Meldola Medal, Institute of Chemistry 1946; H.G. Smith Medal, Australian Chemical Institute 1953; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1957; Queen's Jubilee Medal 1977; R.H. Stokes Medal, Electrochemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (inaugural award) 1980; R.A. Robinson Memorial Medal, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry (inaugural award) 1981. Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

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