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Biographical entry Norrish, Keith

FAA, AO

Occupation
Mineralogist

Summary

Keith Norrish was a world renowned expert in mineralology, especially of clays. He pioneered the technique of X-ray spectrometry for routine chemical analysis of minerals and ore. He was a Chief Research Scientist with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Soils.

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1968 - 1969
Career position - President of the Australian Clay Minerals Society
1977 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1977
Career position - Prescott Medal received from the Soil Society of Australia
1989
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
2001
Award - Bailey Distinguished Member Award received from the Clay Minerals Society (USA)
2002
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (Hon DSc) received from the University of Western Australia

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Rosanne Walker