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Biographical entry Swan, John Melvin (1924 - 2015)


25 April 1924
Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
15 June 2015


John Swan was Dean of the Faculty of Science 1976-1984 and Professor of Organic Chemistry, Monash University 1966-1984. Before joining Monash he worked with ICIANZ Ltd and CSIRO. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1968, Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1994.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Melvin Swan - Records, 1947 - 1993, MS 119; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Oral Collection, 1931 - 2003, MS 057; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Collins, David J. and Rae, Ian D., 'John Melvin Swan 1924 - 2015', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 28, no. 1, 2017, pp. 58-65. Details
  • Rae, Ian D., 'John Melvin Swan 25 April 1924 - 15 June 2015', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 2015/6, Dec/Jan, 2015, p. 31. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, Details
  • Powell, Cedric, 'Early history of the electron spectroscopy project and the University of Western Australia: first definitive identification of surface and bulk plasmons', Australian Physics, vol. 53, no. 3, 2016, pp. 88-94. Details

McCarthy, G.J.