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Biographical entry Potter, Owen Edward (1925 - )

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Born
8 August 1925
Occupation
Chemical engineer

Summary

Owen Edward Potter was Reader and Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1960-63 and foundation Professor of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. He invented steam fluidised bed drying.

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Born 8 August 1925. Educated Universities of Queensland and London (MAppSc, MSc, PhD, DSc). Queensland University Foundation Travelling Scholarship 1949, Lecturer in chemical engineering, Manchester University 1954-60, Reader in charge, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne 1960-64, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Monash University 1964-90, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Monash University since 1991. Arnold Greene Medal, Institute of Chemical Engineers UK, Chemeca Medal Institute of Chemical Engineers UK 1990, ICI (UK) Award for Innovation in Drying 1992, Kernot Medal, University of Melbourne 1993.

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