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Biographical entry Brown, Ronald Drayton (1927 - 2008)

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Born
14 October 1927
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
31 October 2008
Occupation
Chemist and Educator

Summary

Ronald Brown was head of Chemistry at Monash University from 1959 to 1992. He specialises in spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, astronomy, molecules and life in space. Ronald Brown has received many awards for his work and has published widely.

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Events

1946
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1952 - 1953
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at University College in London
1953
Career position - Senior Lecturer in General Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1959
Career position - Reader in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1959 - 1992
Career position - Head of the Department of Chemistry at Monash University, Victoria
1960 -
Career position - Professor of Chemistry at Monash University, Victoria
1963 - 1964
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Victorian branch
1965
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Godfrey, Peter D., Larkins, Francis P. and Swan, John D., 'Ronald Drayton Brown 1927-2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 191-220. Details

Online Resources

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