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Biographical entry Worner, Hill Wesley (1917 - 2002)


1 May 1917
Kerang, Victoria, Australia
7 March 2002


Hill Worner was Professor of metallurgy at the University of Melbourne from 1956-1975 and Director of the Institute for Industrial Technology, CSIRO 1979-1981.


Born Kerang, Victoria, 1 May 1917. Died 7 March 2002. AO 1981. Educated Bendigo School of Mines (Dip. Applied Chem. 1934) and University of Melbourne (BSc 1936, MSc 1938, DSc 1953). Metallurgist, Broken Hill Association of Smelters, Melbourne, 1939; Lecturer in metallurgy, University of Melbourne 1940; Research Metallurgist, C.S.I.R. Lubricants and Bearings Section, 1941-42, Division of Industrial Chemistry 1943-45, Physical Metallurgy Section 1946-53; Metallurgist, Mines Board Canada, Ottawa, 1954-55; Professor of metallurgy, University of Melbourne 1956-75; Member, Executive C.S.I.R.O. 1976-78, 1982, Director of the Institute of Industrial Technology 1979-81. Syme Prize (shared), 1951; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1978.

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  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Worner Brothers', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 17, 2003, p. 4. Details

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  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

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