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Biographical entry Honeycombe, Robert William Kerr (1921 - )

FRS

Born
2 May 1921
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Metallurgist

Summary

Robert William K. Honeycombe studied science at the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge. After a five year stint as a research officer with Australia's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), he moved to London to further his career (1948). Honeycombe spent the next thirty plus years in England, working and lecturing in metallurgy.

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Events

1941
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1942
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1942 - 1947
Career position - Research Officer in the Lubricants and Bearings Section at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1948 - 1951
Career position - Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK
1950
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge
1951 - 1955
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physical Metallurgy at the University of Sheffield
1955 - 1966
Career position - Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Sheffield
1961
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1966 - 1984
Career position - Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Honeycombe, R., 'Physical Science and Technology', in T.B. Millar (ed.), The Australian Contribution to Britain: Papers of a Conference at the Royal Society, 7-8 June 1988, Australian Studies Centre, London, 1988, pp. 8-19. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.