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Biographical entry Sinha, Hari Narayan (1929 - )

Born
1929
Roorkee, India
Occupation
Metallurgical Engineer

Summary

Hari Narayan Sinha, metallurgical engineer, led the CSIRO team that developed the process for the production of high grade zirconia for engineering ceramics in the late 1970s. Previously, all zircon-based processed had occurred overseas but used Australian minerals. It was Sinha's team that made it possible to carry out these processes in Australia, and this led to the construction of the world's largest zirconia plant, in Rockingham Western Australia.

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? - 1993
Career position - Chief Research Scientist and Deputy Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry/Mineral Products
1950
Education - Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, India
1950 - 1953
Career position - Lecturer in Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, India
1953 - 1956
Education - Phd in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Melbourne, as a Colombo Plan Fellow
1956 - 1958
Career position - Reader at the Banaras Hindu University, India
1958
Career event - Established the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, India
1961 - c. 1964
Career position - postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Melbourne
1964 - 1967
Career position - Senior Research Scientist with the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
1968 - 1977
Career position - Research Manager of Murphyores Inc Pty Ltd
1973
Award - Distinguished Alumnus Award, Banaras University
1978 - ?
Career event - Senior Principal Research Scientist, Division of Mineral Chemistry
1983
Award - RACI Award for best paper on Process Chemistry presented at Chemeca
1987
Award - Sir Ian McLennan Achievement for Industry Award
1987
Award - Ceramic Achievement Award of Australian Ceramic Society
1990
Award - Member of the Order of Australia
1993
Career event - Retired from the CSIRO
2001
Award - Federation Centenary Medal

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