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Biographical entry Harris, Clive Melville (1926 - 1973)

Born
18 October 1926
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
16 March 1973
Occupation
Inorganic chemist

Summary

Clive Melville Harris joined the staff of the Sydney Technical College (later the University of New South Wales) in 1949 and remained there until his death, ending his career as an associate professor of chemistry. He was recognised internationally as an authority on the chemistry of the platinum and coinage metals.

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Events

1943
Career position - Clerk at Homebush Abattoirs in New South Wales
1943 - 1949
Career position - Laboratory Attendant at the Technological Museum in Sydney (later Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences)
1949
Education - ASTC (Associate Sydney Technical College) completed
1949 - 1973
Career position - Staff Member at the Sydney Technical College (later the University of New South Wales)
1952
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of New South Wales
1952 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer at the Sydney Technical College
1955
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of New South Wales
1963
Award - Nuffield Foundation Travelling Research Fellowship received
1963 - 1973
Career position - Associate Professor
1965 - 1968
Career position - Head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry
1969
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of New South Wales

Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • Harris, Clive Melville (1926-1973), 1992 - 1996, MRS 329; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Harris, Clive Melville 1926-1973', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 40, no. 8, 1973, p. 240. Details

Online Resources

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