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Biographical entry Brown, Robert Hallowes (1930 - )

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mechanical engineer


Robert Hallowes Brown is a renowned mechanical engineer. Between 1980 and 1990 Brown was Foundation Chief of the CSIRO's Division of Manufacturing Technology and in this role he commissioned and oversaw the development of many pioneering technologies that became highly successful products.



Education - Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
c. 1954 - c. 1956
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in the Dept Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
1956 - 1957
Career position - Research Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, United States of America
1957 - 1965
Career position - Employed as researcher at the Dept Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
1965 - c. 1976
Career position - Researcher at Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University
Career position - Visiting Associate Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Career event - Published The Machining of Metals, co-authored with E. J. A. Armarego
1976 - c. 1980
Career position - Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Australia
1980 - 1990
Career position - Foundation Chief of the CSIRO's The Division of Manufacturing Technology
Award - Doctor of Engineering degree (D Eng) from Monash University
1990 - 1993
Career position - Appointed to the Physical Sciences Panel of the Cooperative Research Centres committee
Career position - Foundation Executive Director CRC for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technologies
1994 - 2004
Career position - Chief Executive Officer of Australian delegation of an international group researching Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

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