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Biographical entry Booker, John Robert (1942 - 1998)

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Born
24 July 1942
Died
13 January 1998
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

John Robert Booker worked in the School of Civil and Mining Engineering at the University of Sydney 1970-98. His research was in the area of analytical geomechanics and was primarily concerned with the time-dependent and inelastic behaviour of soil and rocks.

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1965
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1970
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1970
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney
1971
Career position - Temporary Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney
1972 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer (from 1975) in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney
1978 - 1985
Career position - Reader in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney
1983
Education - Doctor of Engineering (DEng) completed at the University of Sydney
1985 - 1998
Career position - Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the School of Civil and Mining Engineering
1988 -
Career position - Adviser to Coffey Partners International Geotechnical Engineers
1989 -
Career position - Head of the School of Civil and Mining Engineering
1990 -
Career position - Pro Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1995
Award - E H Davis Memorial Lecture awarded by the Australian Geomechanics Society

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