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Biographical entry Topsom, Ronald David (1933 - )

31 August 1933


Ronald Topsom has been Professor of Chemistry at La Trobe University since 1966 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Contract Research and Technology) since 1993.


Born 31 August 1933. Educated University of Canterbury (NZ) and University College London. BSc, MSc, PhD. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Canterbury 1959-65, Professor of Chemistry, La Trobe University 1966- , Dean, School of Physical Sciences 1966-67, 1968-69, 1978-79, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) 1987-90, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology and Communications Development) 1991-93, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Contract Research and Technology) 1993-.

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  • Topsom, Ronald D., 'Research: the Science Schools [at La Trobe University]', in W. Breen (ed.), Building la Trobe University: First Twenty Fi ve Years, La Trobe University Press, Melbourne, 1989, pp. 85-96. Details

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