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Biographical entry Ross, Ian Gordon (1926 - 2006)

AO, FAA

Born
5 July 1926
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 November 2006
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

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Events

1946
Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Sydney
1947 - 1948
Research student, Teaching Fellow, and Temporary Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1949
Master of Science (MSc), University of Sydney
1949
Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1949 - 1952
Research Scholar at University College, London
1952
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London
1953
Postdoctoral Fellow at Florida State University
1954 - 1956
Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
1957 - 1964
Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1960
Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1964 - 1968
Reader at the University of Sydney
1968 - 1977
Professor of Chemistry at the Australian National University
1971
Awarded the H.G. Smith Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1972 - 1973
Dean of the Faculty of Science, Australian National University
1973
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
1975
Pro Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University
1977 - 1979
Chairman of the Australian Research Grants Committee
1977 - 1988
Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University
1979 - 1997
Director of Anutech Pty Ltd
1982 - 1983
Chairman of the Inquiry into Commonwealth Laboratories
1983 - 1986
Chairman of ANZAAS (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1989 - 1990
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Special Projects) at the Australian National University
1990
Chairman of the Working Party on Library Provision in Higher Education Libraries
1990 - 1996
Chair of the Physical Sciences Panel of the Co-operative Research Centres Committee
1994 - ?
Chair of the Communications Research Institute of Australia
1994
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ian Gordon Ross - Records, 1844 - 2004, MS 220; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 66, August-December, 2006, pp. 10-11. Details
  • Fischer, Gad and Gilbert, Robert G., 'Ian Gordon Ross 1926-2006', Historical Records of Australian Science , vol. 20, no. 1, 2009, pp. 91-107. Details
  • Ross, I. G., 'Alexander Boden 1913-1993', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 4, 1997, pp. 523-540. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9971140523.htm. Details
  • Selinger, Ben, 'Ian Gordon Ross, 1926-2006 74(1) pp. 29-30', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 74, no. 1, 2007, pp. 29-30. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker