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Biographical entry O'Connor, Daniel John (1927 - 2014)

Born
13 December 1927
Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
Died
21 April 2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Daniel O'Connor was a chemist whose career was spent largely at the Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Lucas Heights, Taubman Industries and Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR). The nature of his research for these organisations was such that much of it, over 150 reports, appeared only as confidential company and government documents. His later career included research and science administration positions including in chemical engineering at the University of Sydney, and at the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. O'Connor was an active participant in the council of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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1949
Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
1950
Education - MSc, University of Melbourne
1954
Education - Junior Harwell Research Fellowship
1954
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1957 - 1961
Career Position - Research Officer, Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Lucas Heights, New South Wales
1961 - 1962
Career position - Research and Development Officer, Taubman Industries, Sydney
1962 - 1980
Career position - Research scientist, Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR)
1966
Education - BEc, University of Sydney
1968
Education - MEc, University of Sydney
1976
Career position - Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cologne, Germany
1980 - 1983
Career Position - Director of Research, Colonial Sugar Research
1989 - 1992
Career position - Executive Director, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science and Editor of Search
1995 - 1998
Career Position - Treasurer, Royal Society of New South Wales
1998 - 1999
Career Position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1999
Award - Royal Society of New South Wales Medal

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Journal Articles

  • Branagan, David, 'Obituary: Dr. Daniel John O'Connor 13 December 1927 - 21 April 2014', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 147, no. 453/4, 2014, pp. 144-5. Details

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