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Biographical entry Stalker, Raymond John (1930 - 2014)

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Born
6 August 1930
Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died
9 February 2014
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Aeronautical engineer

Summary

Raymond Stalker was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland from 1977 to 1988 and Professor of Space Engineering from 1988 to 1993. He invented the shock tunnel (known as the Stalker tunnel) and the scramjet.

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1951
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1953
Education - BE, University of Sydney
1955
Education - MEngSc, University of Sydney
1957
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1958 - 1960
Career position - Research Officer, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
1960 - 1961
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England
1962 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer, Physics Department, School of General Studies, Australian National University
1963 - 1967
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Physics Department, School of General Studies, Australian National University
1966 - 1967
Career position - Chairman, Canberra Branch, Royal Aeronautical Society
1968 - 1976
Career position - Reader, Physics Department, School of General Studies, Australian National University
1977 - 1988
Career position - Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland
1979
Award - Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division Lecture Prize
1983 - 1986
Career position - Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland
1988 - 1993
Career position - Professor of Space Engineering, University of Queensland
1989 - 2014
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
1989 - 2014
Career position - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1991
Award - A. G. M. Michell Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia
1993
Life event - Retired
1993
Award - Ground Testing Award, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
1995
Award - International Collaboration Award of the International Society of Air Breathing Engines
1999
Award - DEng (honoris causa), University of Queensland
2001
Award - Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in hypervelocity
09 June 2003
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to aerospace engineering, particularly through the research and development of scramjet powered hypersonic vehicles and the Stalker tube
2006
Award - ANZAAS Medal
2008
Award - Clunies Ross Lifetime Achievement Award, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2010 - 2014
Award - Inaugural Fellow, Australian Fluid Mechanics Society

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Published resources

Journal Articles

Newspaper Articles

  • Stalker, Caroline, 'Ray Stalker, space engineer, 6-8-1930 - 9-2-2014: boy with a dream of Mars flight became pioneering space engineer', The Age, 19 February, p. 50. Details

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See also

  • Who's who in Australia 2012, 48th edn, Crown Content Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2012, 2430 pp. Details
  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_s.html. Details

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