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Biographical entry Woods, Ronald (1934 - )

OAM

Born
3 November 1934
St Helens, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Ronald Woods is a chemist whose research focuses on the application of electrochemistry to mineral processing and energy storage. For over 30 years he was a research scientist with the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry where his projects included the electrocatalysis of the oxidation of acetate for the paper industry and mineral flotation for the mining industry. Much of this work was in collaboration with industry and university partners. Since retiring from CSIRO in 1996 Woods has continued his collaborative research with colleagues in Australia and the United States, and as a consultant to the Australian minerals industry on sulfide mineral flotation.

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1956
Education - BSc (hons), University of London
1957
Education - Graduate, Royal Institute of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1958 - ?
Career position - Research Assistant, Royal Institute of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1960
Education - MSc, University of London
1960 - 1964
Career position - Research Fellow, Analytical Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
1964
Education - PhD, University of London
1964 - 1967
Career position - Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
1967 - 1996
Career position - Research Scientist (later Chief Research Scientist), and Research Manager, Metal Production, CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
1976
Career position - Lecturer in electroanayltical chemistry, University of Western Australia
1977 - 1990
Career position - Chair, Multidisciplinary Degree Course Advisory Committee, Ballarat College of Advanced Education
1989
Award - R. H. Stokes Medal, Electrochemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1994
Award - DSc, University of London
2002 - 2007
Career position - Visiting Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University
2005
Award - Living Legend of Flotation, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
2015
Award - Antoine Gaudin Award, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, U.S.A.
2017
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to science, particularly in the field of electrochemistry

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