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Biographical entry Nyholm, Ronald Sydney (1917 - 1971)

FRS

Born
29 January 1917
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Died
4 December 1971
Cambridge, England
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Sir Ronald Nyholm was Professor of Chemistry at University College, London from 1955. Earlier he had taught at the Sydney Technical College 1940-1951 and at the New South Wales University of Technology 1952-1954. Nyholm was educated at the University of Sydney and University College London.

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Events

c. 1940
Career position - Research Chemist with the Ever Ready Battery Company
1940 - 1951
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Sydney Technical College
1947
Award - ICI Fellowship to London University received
1952
Award - Corday Morgan Medal and Prize received from the Chemical Society of London
1952 - 1954
Career position - Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the New South Wales University of Technology
1954
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1955 -
Career position - Professor of Chemistry at University College London
1955
Award - H. G. Smith Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1958 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1959
Award - Royal Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1960
Award - Tilden Lecture presented to the Chemical Society
1963 -
Career position - Head of the Chemistry Department at University College London
1966
Career position - President of Section (B) Chemistry, British Association for Advancement of Science
1967
Award - Knighted
1967
Career position - President of the Association of Science Education
1968
Award - Gold Medal received from the Italian Chemical Society
1968
Award - Liversidge Lecturer for the Chemical Society
1968
Career position - President of the Chemical Society (UK)
1969
Award - "Sigillum Magnum" Medal received from the University of Bologna, Italy

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Livingstone, Stanley E., 'Nyholm, Sir Ronald Sydney (1917-1971), Professor of Chemistry', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 504-505. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150585b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • '[Obituary]: Sir Ronald Sydney Nyholm, FRS', Australian Chemical Processing and Engineering, vol. 25, no. 1, 1972, p. 33. Details
  • 'Obituary: Ronald Sydney Nyholm, 1917-1971', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 39, no. 11, 1972, pp. 320-321. Details
  • Mellor, D.P., 'Ronald Sidney Nyholm (1917-1971): Obituary', Search, vol. 3, no. 11/12, 1972, p. 399. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.