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Biographical entry Davies, Peter O A L (1922 - 2008)

Born
4 October 1922
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 February 2008
Occupation
Acoustical engineer and Hydrodynamic Engineer

Summary

Peter Davies was born in Sydney on the 4th October 1922. He went on to become a founding member of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, England. He made significant contributions to the fields of hydrodynamics and acoustics. Like his first wife Margaret (Meg) Pite he also served as a radar officer during the Second World War.

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- 1947
Education - Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Sydney
1941 - 1945
Career position - Radar Officer, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
1948 - 1951
Award - Charles Kolling Travelling Scholarship, The University of Sydney
1948 - 1951
Education - PhD, Hydrodynamics, Cambridge University, England
1950 - 1956
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, The University of Adelaide
1956 - 1963
Career position - Senior Research Fellow in Aeronautics, University of Southampton, England
1963 - 1972
Career position - Founding member and Reader of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, England
1972 - 1988
Career position - Personal Chair of Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, England
1989 - 2008
Career position - Director of P & E Davies Enterprises Ltd

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