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Biographical entry Clarke, John Russell (1916 - 1995)

5 January 1995
Chemist and Polymath


John Clarke lectured in chemistry at Deakin University from 1977 to 1989 where he is commemorated by the John Clarke Scholarship for postgraduate students of chemistry. He then lectured at the School of Nursing (University of Melbourne?), was a guide for secondary students at the Maritime Museum, was involved in the Chemistry Olympiad (Summer School) and was both a student and lecturer at the University of the Third Age. Before joining Deakin University, Clarke was an instructor in chemistry then senior lecturer in physical chemistry at Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong. After completing his studies at the University of Melbourne, Clarke worked in a local knitting factory where he gained his Boiler Attendant's qualification and was in charge of production and erection of signs. He then moved to the public analyst's laboratory, CSIRO Division of Forest Products before moving to the Gordon Institute of Technology.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1977 - 1989
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the Gordon Institute, Deakin University
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne

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