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Biographical entry Docking, Alan Robert (1915 - 1973)

Born
5 October 1915
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 September 1973
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Alan Robert Docking was a well respected figure in the field of chemistry in Victoria. He was Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Dental Standards (1947-1973), a committee member of the Victorian branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for five years, member and chair of the Standing Application Committee (RACI Victorian branch), member and chair of the Charter and By-laws Committee and Honorary General Secretary of the RACI.

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1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939 - 1940
Career position - Research Chemist at Kodak Australasia Pty. Ltd.
1940 - 1946
Career position - Chemist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories, Maribyrnong
1945 - 1946
Career position - Information Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1946 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer in Textile Chemistry at the Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong
1947 - 1973
Career position - Director of the Dental Materials Research Laboratory (later the Commonwealth Bureau of Dental Standards), Melbourne
1955
Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
1959 -
Career position - Member of the Charter and By-laws Committee
1961 - 1965
Career position - Honorary General Secretary of Institute
1966 -
Career position - Chair of the Charter and By-laws Committee

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McCarthy, G.J.