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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.


Born UK, 16 December 1920. AO 1985. Educated University of London (PhD, DSc 1966). Ministry of Supply 1941-45; Lecturer, University of Nottingham 1945-54; Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Sheffield 1954-60; Foundation Professor of Physics, Monash University 1960-74; Director, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University 1974-78; Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia 1978-86, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics since 1986; Senior Research Fellow (half time), Research Centre for Advanced Mineral and Materials Processing. Chairman, National Standards Commission 1967-78; Chairman, Australian Research Grants Committee 1972-76. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1973; Fellow, Institute of Physics; Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics. President, Australian Institute of Physics 1971; sometime President, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering; sometime President, Atomic Energy Advisory Committee.

Published resources

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.