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Biographical entry Watson, Alfred James (1916 - 1999)

FRACI

Born
20 June 1916
Australia
Died
5 April 1999
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Alfred James Watson was a wood chemistry expert who worked with the CSIR/CSIRO from 1933 to 1976. He was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Technical Association (now APPITA) and later given life membership. During his time at CSIR/O Watson made many study trips overseas including to Japan, Spain, South America and India. In Brazil he lectured on pulping and paper manufacturing at the University of San Paulo.

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1933
Career position - Joined the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Forest Products in East Melbourne
1939
Education - Associate Diploma in Applied Chemistry completed at the Melbourne Technical College
1939 - 1943
Career position - Technical Officer at CSIR
1939 - 1958
Career position - Associate of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1943 - 1976
Career position - Assistant Research Officer through to Senior Principal Technical Officer at CSIR
1958 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1962
Education - Fellowship Diploma in Applied Chemistry at the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology
1974
Award - LR Benjamin Award received from APPITA
1976
Life event - Retired from CSIR/ CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

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