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Biographical entry Cohen, Wilby Edison (1902 - 1969)

22 September 1969
Industrial chemist


Wilby Cohen worked for CSIR/O c.1930-1967, as Officer-in-Charge of the Wood Chemistry Section (1930-1952) and Assistant Chief, Division of Forest Products (1966-1967). After leaving CSIRO he worked as a consultant to the pulp and paper industry and helped prepare a report for the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education on the technical information requirements for industry in the area served by the Swinburne College of Technology.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1930 - 1952
Career position - Officer-in-charge of the Wood Chemistry Section
1930 - 1967
Career position - Joined CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Western Australia
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Award - Grosvenor Laboratory Prize received (jointly with Alexander Meller, q.v.)
1951 - 1952
Career position - President of Appita
1966 - 1967
Career position - Assistant Chief of CSIRO Division of Forest Products

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Journal Articles

  • 'Wilby Edison Cohen, 1902-1969', CSIRO Forest Products Newsletter, vol. 367, 1969, pp. 3-4. Details
  • 'Obituaries: Melbourne Henry Taubert, 1894-1969; Wilby Edison Cohen, 1902 -1969', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 37, no. 1, 1970, p. 12. Details

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