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Biographical entry Caro, David Edmund (1922 - 2011)

AO, OBE, FInstP, FAIP, FACE

Born
29 June 1922
Victoria, Australia
Died
15 August 2011
Occupation
Physicist and Administrator

Summary

David Edmund Caro was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ballarat, University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania and interim Vice-Chancellor of Northern Territory University. He was also an active board or council member of many scientific institutes within Australia. Professor Caro was educated at the University of Melbourne and Birmingham University, UK where he completed a Masters of Science (MSc) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from both the Universities of Melbourne and Tasmania. His contributions to science and academia have been nationally and internationally acknowledged with his appointments as Officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).

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1947 - 1949
Career position - Demonstrator in University of Melbourne
1952
Career position - Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1954
Career position - Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1958
Career position - Reader at the University of Melbourne
1961 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Melbourne
1969 - 1970
Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
1972 - 1977
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of the British empire (OBE)
1978 - 1982
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania
1979 - 1982
Career position - Member of the Tertiary Education Commission of Tasmania
1979 - 1984
Career position - Chairman of the Antarctic Research Policy Advisory Committee
1982 - 1986
Career position - Member of the Management Committee of the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1982 - 1987
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
1984 -
Career position - Chairman of the Superannuation Scheme for Australian Universities (SSAU) Nominees Pty. Limited
1986
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1988 - 1989
Career position - Interim Vice-Chancellor at Northern Territory University
c. 1998 - c. 2005
Career position - Chancellor of the University of Ballarat
10 May 2005
Education - Honorary Doctorate received from the University of Ballarat

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L., 'Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 97-107. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710097.htm. Details
  • Caro, D.E., 'Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983) - Obituary', Australian Physicist, vol. 20, May, 1983, pp. 91-92. Details

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