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Biographical entry Cole, Andrew Reginald Howard (1924 - )

FAA, FRACI

Born
21 April 1924
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Andrew Cole was a former Dean of the Faculty of Science (1975-1977) and Head of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia (1971-1973; 1987-1989). Overall, he was a member of the University for forty-seven years. Cole was also involved in numerous national and international scientific bodies and societies, participating in many forums and taskforces. He was given an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Western Australia and honorary Fellowship to the Chemical Institutes of New Zealand and Canada.

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Events

1942 - 1946
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1947 - 1949
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at St John's College, University of Oxford in the UK
1950 - 1951
Career position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa
1952 - 1955
Career position - Nuttfield Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1955 - 1957
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1956 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1958 - 1968
Career position - Reader in Physical Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1959
Career position - Fullbright Research Scholar / Research Associate of the Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
1959 - 1960
Career position - Vice President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1959 - 1961
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Western Australian branch
1965 - 1973
Career position - Titular member of the Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
1969 - 1973
Career position - Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy of IUPAC
1969 - 1980
Career position - Member of the National Committee for Chemistry of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1971 - 1973
Career position - Head of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1971 - 1973
Career position - Chairman of the School of Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1974 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1975 - 1977
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Western Australia
1978
Award - Archibald D. Olle Prize received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1978 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of the School of Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1979 - 1982
Career position - Councillor of the Australian Academy of Science
1981
Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1981 - 1982
Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science
1982 -
Award - Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry
1982
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1983
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Oxford
1987 - 1989
Career position - Head of the Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia
1988
Career position - Visiting Professor at the UNESCO International Centre for Chemical Studies in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
21 April 1989
Life event - Retired
1992
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from the University of Western Australia

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Andrew Reginald Howard Cole - Records, 1982, MS 190; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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