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Biographical entry Kloot, Nigel Henry (1918 - 2000)

19 May 1918
Victoria, Australia
6 December 2000
Victoria, Australia
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Harry Kloot worked for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 44 years. He joined at age 15 and quickly progressed through the ranks. Kloot had an international reputation as a quality wood scientist and helped change Australia's timber use practices. He oversaw the testing of the mechanical properties of Australian and Pacific timber and was instrumental in the introduction and acceptance of plantation softwoods, plywood, hardboard and particle board in Australia. Kloot was also advisor to the Australian Standards Association, a member of the Royal Society of Victoria and one of the first Fellows of the Institute of Wood Science.



Award - Stanley Clarke Memorial Medal received for services to wood science

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