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Biographical entry Carswell, Douglas John (1929 - 1994)

Born
1929
Died
10 December 1994
Riverside, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Douglas John Carswell was senior lecturer then associate professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales 1959-74. He was co-inventor with Jim Bell of a high school experimental Nuclear Radiation Counter which was patented by the Commonwealth of Australia on 14 January 1965. The counter pioneered school experimentation in the area. Carswell was a President of the President, Science Teachers Association of New South Wales.

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1951
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1952
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1955
Career position - Science Teacher at North Sydney Boys' High School
1955
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Sydney
1955
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1956 - 1957
Career position - Chemist with the Chemical Processing Group of the Atomic Energy Branch Establishment in Harwell
1957 - 1959
Career position - Chemist with the Australian Atomic Energy Commission in Lucas Heights
1959 - 1970
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales
1970 -
Career position - Head of Department of Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry at the University of New South Wales
1981
Career position - Nyholm Youth Lecturer at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1987
Award - Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemical Education Division Medal received
1987
Career position - Chairman of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute New South Wales Chemical Education Group

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