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Biographical entry Bosworth, Richard Charles Leslie (1907 - 1964)

Born
17 January 1907
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
24 March 1964
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physical chemist

Summary

Richard Bosworth was recognised as a world authority on heat transfer and transport processes in applied chemistry. Having been awarded a 1851 Exhibition Scholarship for PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, from 1938 to 1956 he was Research Chemist and Manager of the Research Department at the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. In 1957 he became Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the New South Wales University College (from 1958 the University of New South Wales). Among his publications were Heat transfer phenomena (1952) and Transport processes in applied chemistry (1956).

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1928
Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
1931
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1932 - 1935
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholarship, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
1935
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1936 - 1937
Award - 1851 Exhibition Senior Scholarship
1938
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1938 - 1948
Career position - Research Chemist, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1948 - 1957
Career position - Manager, Research Department, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1951 - 1952
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1952
Career event - Achieved a patent for a type of salicylic acid, jointly with Beverly Cortis-Jones
1952
Award - H. G. Smith Memorial Medal, Australian Chemical Institute
1957 - 1964
Career position - Associate Professor and Head of physical chemistry department, New South Wales University of Technology (later University New South Wales)
1958?
Career position - President, New South Wales Branch, British Society of Rheology
1958
Career position - President, University of New South Wales Chemical Society
1958
Award - Royal Society of New South Wales Medal
1961
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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University of New South Wales Archives

  • Richard Charles Leslie Bosworth - Records, 1930 - 1964, CN 929; University of New South Wales Archives. Details

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