Biographical entry Spooner, Edgar Clynton Ross (1908 - 1976)
D.Sc., B.E., D.Phil., C.Eng., FIM, FIChem:E (UK) FRACCI, MAIMM
- 25 May 1908
- Educator, Metallurgist and Chemical engineer
Edgar Spooner was a chemical engineer metallurgist who went on to become an educator in these fields. He held a number of positions in the mining industry in the United Kingdom between 1930 and 1947 before being appointed Professor of Mining and Metallurgy and Director of Bonython Laboratories at the University of Adelaide (1947-1962). While at the University of Adelaide he facilitated the establishment of the Faculty of Technology (1957) and was its first Dean.
Spooner was a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and served as the South Australia Branch President 1954-1955.
- Education - Received a D. Phil from Oxford University
- 'Spooner, Edgar Clynton Ross', in Physics in Australia to 1945, R.W. Home, with the assistance of Paula J. Needham, Australian Science Archives Project, June 1995, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/physics/P001811p.htm. Details
- 'Spooner, Edgar Clynton Ross (1908-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1473445. Details
Created: 20 October 1993, Last modified: 18 November 2011
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