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Biographical entry Cook, Cyril Lloyd (1923 - 1977)

Born
1923
Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
Died
16 January 1977
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Cyril Lloyd Cook worked for the Department of Supply from 1949 to 1977 ending his career as Chief Superintendent, Weapons Research and Development Wing. In 1952 he was seconded to the UK where he studied for a PhD in UK and gained experience of British defence research establishments. Upon his return to Australia Cook carried out chemical testing in support of missile testing trials in Woomera for the Propulsion Research Laboratory. In 1955 he undertook combustion research related to rocket propulsion and pioneered the introduction in Australia of flash photolysis and shock tube techniques for the study of fast gas phase reactions. Cook was President of the South Australian Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (970-1971) and a member of the Advisory Committee, South Australian Institute of Technology School of Chemical Technology (1967-1976).

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c. 1944
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1945 - 1948
Career position - Lecturer at New England University College, then University of Sydney
1949 - 1977
Career position - Worked at the Department of Supply
1952 - c. 1962
Career position - Completed a PhD at Manchester University, UK then chemical testing in support of missile testing trials at Woomera with the Propulsion Research Laboratory
1963 - 1969
Career position - Superintending Scientist in charge of the Chemistry and Physics Division
1967 - 1976
Career position - Member of the Advisory Committee of the South Australian Institute of Technology School of Chemical Technology
1969 - 1972
Career position - Superintendent of the Propulsion and Marine Physics Division
1970 - 1971
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, South Australian branch
1972 - 1977
Career position - Chief Superintendent of the Weapons Research and Development Wing

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