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Biographical entry Lipson, Menzie (1915 - 2004)


15 February 1915
9 November 2004
Victoria, Australia
Industrial chemist


Menzie Lipson was a chemist who specialised in wool research. He worked mainly for the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and was Chief of their Division of Textile Industries from 1958 to 1976. Lipson was educated at the universities of Sydney (BSc) and Leeds (PhD).



1935 - 1937
Career position - Chemist with F.W. Hughes Pty Ltd
1937 - 1939
Career position - Chemist with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Animal Health and Nutrition
1939 - 1941
Career position - Chemist with the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
1941 - 1945
Career position - Member of the Central Wool Committee
1946 - 1948
Career position - Research Fellow at Leeds University, UK
1948 - 1958
Career position - Officer in Charge of the Wool Research Laboratories in Geelong, Victoria
1958 - 1976
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Textile Industries
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1976 - 1985
Career position - Senior Research Fellow at the CSIRO Division of Animal Health
1985 -
Career position - University Fellow at Deakin University in Victoria

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Conference Papers

  • Lipson, M, 'Wool Textile Research - the Early Years', in Paper to the Australian Academy of Technological Science. Workshop on the History of Science, Canberra, 1982. Details

Journal Articles

  • Lipson, M., 'Ian Clunies Ross and Wool Textile Research', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details
  • Lipson, M., 'Some Contributions of Chemistry to the Wool Industry', Chemistry in Australia, June, 1989, pp. 196-198. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker