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Biographical entry Esserman, Norman Abraham (1896 - 1982)

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Born
24 July 1896
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
5 November 1982
Occupation
Physicist and Metrologist

Summary

Norman Esserman was Officer-in-charge of the CSIR/O National Standards Laboratory 1940-1958 and Director 1958-1961, and head of Metrology 1939-1961. Earlier he worked at the Munitions Supply Laboratories, Maribyrnong 1923-1938.

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1916
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1916 - 1918
Career position - Member of the Australian munitions team in the UK
1918 - 1919
Education - Educated at the Royal College of Science in London
1923 - 1938
Career position - Physicist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories in Maribyrnong, Victoria
1935 - 1936
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1939 - 1945
Career position - Officer-in-charge of the Metrology Section of the National Standards Laboratory
1940
Career position - Member of the Optical Munitions Panel
1940 - 1958
Career position - Officer-in-charge of the National Standards Laboratory
1944
Career position - Member of the Optical Advisory Panel to Ministry of Post-War Reconstruction
1944 - 1945
Career position - Chairman of the New South Wales Division of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
1945 - 1961
Career position - Chief of the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Metrology
1958 - 1961
Career position - Director of the National Standards Laboratory
1961
Award - First Jack Finlay National Award received from the Institution of Production Engineers
1964
Career position - Chairman of the Optical Munitions Technical Advisory Committee, Department of Defence Production

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University of Sydney, Archives

  • Norman Abraham Esserman - Records, P 19; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Esserman, Norman Abraham Portrait
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McCarthy, G.J.