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Biographical entry McWilliam, Ian Gordon (1933 - )

Born
4 November 1933
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Ian Gordon McWilliam developed a flame ionisation detector in 1957; this was a new gas chromatography tool capable of measuring components of organic chemicals present in one part in 10 million.

Details

Born Griffith, New South Wales, 4 November 1933. AO 1984. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc (Hons) 1952), and Monash University (DSc 1974); Head, Physical Methods Section (later Instrument Development Section), ICI Central Research Laboratories 1956-68; Shell Research Fellow, Monash University 1968-70; Principal Lecturer, then Associate Professor in chemistry, Swinburne University of Technology. Grimwade Prize 1962; Rennie Memorial Medal 1961; K.L. Sutherland Memorial Medal 1992. Chairman, Australian Scientific Industry Association, Victoria 1983-86.

Published resources

Conference Papers

  • McWilliam, I.G., 'The Flame Ionization Detector - an Australian Invention', in Nicholson, A.J.C. (ed.), Detectors and Chromatography Proceedings of an International Conference held at the University of Melbourne from May 30 to June 3 1983, to celebrate the 25thanniversary of the invention of the Flame Ionization Detector by I.G. McWilliam, Australian Scientific Industry Association, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 5-20. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_m.html. Details
  • Gold, Ergad; Greener, Rosalie (Ed) (ed.), Inventive Vics Exhibition, Catalogue of the Exhibition, Museum of Victoria, 1st May - 14th June 1985. Celebrating the Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Australian Scientific Industry Association, Melbourne, Victoria, 1985, 58 pp. Flame Ionization Detector. Details

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