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Biographical entry Nicholls, Frank Gordon (1916 - 2013)

Born
1 January 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
17 January 2013
Occupation
Physicist and Business executive

Summary

Frank Nicholls was deputy director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1970-1977, and deputy director of the Australian Innovation Corporation 1977-1982.

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1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1936 - 1939
Career position - Research Physicist at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radio Research Board
1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939 - 1963
Career position - Member of the CSIR/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Secretariat
1940 - 1944
Career position - Officer-in-charge of the Australia & New Zealand Scientific Liaison Office in London
1952 - 1960
Career position - Secretary and General Administration at CSIRO
1959
Career position - Member of the Pakistan Science Commission, Pakistan
1960 - 1961
Career position - Member of the United Nations science appraisal mission in Thailand
1962 - 1970
Career position - United Nations Chief Advisor on Applied Research (Thailand) and Special Governor of the Applied Scientific Research Corporation in Thailand
1970 - 1976
Career position - Deputy Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
1977 - 1982
Career position - Deputy General Manager of the Australian Innovation Corporation Ltd.

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Newspaper Articles

  • Chandler, Suzy, 'Frank Gordon Nicholls, scientist, 1-1-1916 - 16-1-2013: scientist and movie buff who helped develop radar and played a leading role in establishing film festival', The Age, 12 February. Details
  • Chandler, Suzy, 'Scientist and movie buff who helped develop radar and played leading role in establishing film festival: Frank Gordon Nicholls', The Age, 12 February 2013, p. 8. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.