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Biographical entry Street, Robert (1920 - 2013)


16 December 1920
United Kingdom
4 July 2013
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Robert Street was Director of the Research School of Physical Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 1974-1978. He was previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 1960-1974. Street was interested in the development and properties of magnetic materials.



Head - Sometime President, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Award - Fellow, Institute of Physics, Multi-national Organisation based in the United Kingdom
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics
Head - Sometime President, Atomic Energy Advisory Committee
- c. 1966
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), The University of London, England
- c. 1966
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of London, England
1941 - 1945
Career position - Ministry of Supply, England
1945 - 1954
Career position - Lecturer, The University of Nottingham, England
1954 - 1960
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics, The University of Sheffield, England
1960 - 1974
Career position - Foundation Lecturer in Physics, Monash University, Australia
1967 - 1978
Career position - Senior Research Fellow (half time), Research Centre for Advanced Mineral and Materials Processing. Chairman, National Standards Commission, Australia
Head - President, Australian Institute of Physics
1972 - 1976
Career position - Chairman, Australian Research Grants Committee
1973 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1974 - 1978
Career position - Director, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
1978 - 1986
Career position - Vice Chancellor, The University of Western Australia
1986 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, The University of Western Australia

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Journal Articles

  • Bolton, H. C.; Street, R., 'The Establishing of the Department of Physics at Monash University', Australian Physicist, vol. 23, no. 8, 1986, pp. 205-208. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.