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Biographical entry Meakins, Reginald John (1913 - 1994)

Sydney?, New South Wales, Australia
28 August 1994
Industrial chemist


Reginald Meakins worked for the Section (later Division) of Electrotechnology, National Standards Laboratory, CSIR/O from 1944 until his retirement. He undertook research in dielectrics, first aimed at an understanding of the fundamental processes occurring in waxes used in capacitors, but soon extending to other organic materials and also to the alkali halides.


Born Sydney (?), 1913. Died 28 August 1994. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1932), Sydney Teachers College and Imperial college, University of London (PhD and DIC 1941, DSc 1963). Teacher, New South Wales (notably Coonamble) 1933-38, PhD, London 1939-41, explosives work, Munitions Supply Laboratories, Maribyrnong 1941-44, Division of Industrial Chemistry, CSIR 1944-, seconded to Sydney to work on tropic proofing of electrical equipment in the Section (later Division) of Electrotechnology, National Standards Laboratory.

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