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Biographical entry Lehany, Frederick John (1915 - 1994)

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Born
10 April 1915
New Zealand
Died
6 August 1994
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Frederick John Lehany worked for CSIR/O as Chief of the Division of Electrotechnology. This gradually became amalgamated with other divisions to form the National Measurement Laboratory, of which he became the first director in 1974. The main lecture room at the Laboratory was named the Lehany Theatre in his memory. Lehany was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) and received an Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) from the University of Sydney.

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1935
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Otago, New Zealand
1936
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Otago
1937
Education - Dip Hons completed at the University of Otago
1938
Career position - Teacher in New Zealand
1939 - 1945
Career position - Physicist with Amalgamated Wireless Australasia
1945 - 1948
Career position - Senior Research Officer at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Radiophysics
1948 - 1961
Career position - Senior Research Officer at the CSIR/ CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Electrotechnology
1949 - 1961
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Electrotechnology
1961 - 1974
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Applied Physics
1974 - 1979
Career position - Director of the National Measurement Laboratory

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McCarthy, G.J.