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Biographical entry Murphy, Robert Kenneth (1887 - 1972)

Born
29 July 1887
Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
Died
31 May 1972
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Chemical engineer

Summary

Robert Kenneth Murphy was appointed Lecturer-in-charge of Chemistry and Head of the Science Department at the Sydney Technical College in 1915 and in 1951 he became part of the staff of the School of Chemical Engineering at the New South Wales University of Technology.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Neville Albert Whiffen - Records, 1939 - 1999, MS 187; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne

  • Interview with Dr. R. K. Murphy - father of chemical engineering in Australia, 1964; Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Robert Kenneth Murphy - Records, 1890 - 1966, DeB 176; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Francis Lovell Ward (1905-1972); Robert Kenneth Murphy (1887-1972)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 39, no. 8, 1972, pp. 234-236. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.