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Biographical entry Stewart, Ian McColl (1912 - 1994)

17 October 1912
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
22 October 1994
Chemical engineer and Engineering historian


Ian Stewart was foundation professor of chemical engineering at the University of Newcastle from 1965 to 1977. Before that he was chief engineer at Hepburn Ltd (1947-1965), where he was consultant to mine management on coal marketing and utilisation, and on mechanical and electrical services to the company's mines, including coal cleaning and power generation.



Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Queensland
1934 - 1938
Career position - Walter and Eliza Hall Travelling Fellowship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
c. 1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1940 - 1942
Career position - Engineer in Food Dehydration section of the Department of Commerce and Agriculture
1943 - 1947
Career position - Fuel-economy Engineer on the Commonwealth Coal Commission
1947 - 1965
Career position - Chief Engineer at Hepburn Ltd
Career position - Chairman of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division
Career position - Chairman of Australian Membership to the Institute of Fuel
1965 - 1977
Career position - Foundation Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales
1973 - 1974
Career position - Chairman of the National Committee for Chemical Engineering
1975 - 1976
Career position - Chairman of the College of Chemists

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