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Biographical entry Tanner, Roger Ian (1933 - )

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Born
25 July 1933
Wells, Somerset, England
Occupation
Mechanical engineer

Summary

Roger Ian Tanner was P.N. Russell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney from 1975. His research interests are applied mechanics, rheology and computation.

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1956
Education - BSc (hons), Bristol University
1956 - 1957
Award - King George VI Memorial Fellowship for one year study in USA
1957
Education - MS, University of California, Berkeley
1957 - 1958
Career position - Technical Assistant, Mechanical Research Department, University of Manchester
1958 - 1961
Career position - Lecturer, University of Manchester
1961
Education - PhD, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1961 - 1964
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
1964 - 1966
Career position - Reader, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
1966 - 1969
Career position - Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
1967
Award - Edgeworth David Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1975- -
Career position - P.N. Russell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
1976 - 1987
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1979- -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1987- -
Award - Fellow. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1993
Award - Inaugural Australian Society of Rheology Medallion
1993 - 1997
Career position - Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science
1994 - 1997
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
1999
Award - A. G. M. Michell Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2000
Award - Gold Medal, British Society of Rheology
2001- -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in mechanical engineering
2005- -
Award - Life Member, Australian Society of Rheology
2010- -
Award - Inaugural Fellow, Australian Fluid Mechanics Society

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