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Biographical entry Baklien, Asbjorn (1929 - 2005)

Born
6 June 1929
Hallingdal Valley, Norway
Died
5 February 2005
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

Asbjorn Baklien was Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Monash University from around 1985. Prior to this he worked at ICI Australia, initially in the pesticides section, for nearly twenty years. During some of this time he also taught mathematics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Baklien was part of the ICI team who developed a quick and simple method of producing tetramisole, an anthelmentic drug. In 1973 he was appointed ICI's Research Manager.

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1954
Education - Science degree completed in Norway (Oslo University?)
1957
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Oslo University, Norway
1958 - 1966
Career position - Research Scientist at the Associated Paper Mills, Burnie
May 1958
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Burnie, Tasmania)
1966 - c. 1973
Career position - Senior Research Officer at ICI Australia, Victoria
1971
Award - Silver Medal received from the Royal Society of Victoria
1973 - 1985
Career position - Research Manager at ICI Australia
1980 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)

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Newspaper Articles

  • Brown, Roger; Neill, Keith, 'Right ingredients as researcher and teacher', The Age (Melnourne), Asbjorn Baklien obituary, 3 May 2005, p. 19. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker & Annette Alafaci