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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 Sydney Nyholm was Professor of Chemistry at University College, London from 1955. Earlier he had taught at the Sydney Technical College 1940- 51 and at the New South Wales University of Technology 1952-54. 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

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.