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Biographical entry Tanner, Roger Ian (1933 - )


25 July 1933
Wells, Somerset, England
Mechanical engineer


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.


Born Wells, Somerset, England, 25 July 1933. Educated Bristol University (BSc (hons) 1956), University of California, Berkeley (MS 1957) and Manchester University (PhD 1961). Engineering Apprentice, Bristol-Siddeley Engines Ltd 1950-53, Technical Assistant, Mechanical Research Department, 1957-58; Lecturer, University of Manchester 1958-61; Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney 1961-64, Reader 1964-66; Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University 1966-69, Professor 1969-75; P.N. Russell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney 1975- , Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) 1994-97. King George VI Memorial Fellowship for one year study in USA 1956-57; Edgeworth David Medal 1967; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1979; Australian Society of Rheology Medallion 1993 (first award). Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science 1993-97.

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