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Biographical entry Day, Maxwell Frank Cooper (1915 - 2017)


21 December 1915
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
31 July 2017


Max Day was Assistant Chief, Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1963-1966 before being appointed to the CSIRO Advisory Council 1966-1975, and then Chief of the Division of Forest Research, CSIRO 1975-1980.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
Career position - Assistant Research Officer in the Division of Economic Entomology at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1938 - 1939
Career position - Biological Assistant to Professor L.R. Cleveland at Harvard University, USA
1939 - 1941
Career position - Lehman Fellow at Harvard University
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Harvard University
1941 - 1942
Career position - Lecturer in Cytology and Parasitology at Washington University in St. Louis, USA
1942 - 1944
Career position - Procurement Officer with the Australian War Supplies Procurement in Washington, USA
1944 - 1947
Career position - Scientific Liaison Officer with CSIR's Australian Scientific Research Liaison Office in Washington
1947 - 1963
Career position - Research Officer to Chief Research Officer in the Division of Entomology CSIR/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1955 - 1957
Career position - Seconded to Scientific Liaison Officer with CSIRO's Australian Scientific Liaison Office in Washington
1956 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1963 - 1966
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Entomology
1966 - 1969
Career position - Chairman, Editorial Board, Records of the Australian Academy of Science
1966 - 1976
Career position - Member of the Executive of CSIRO
1976 - 1980
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Forest Research
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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  • Maxwell Frank Cooper Day - Records, 1972 - c. 2000, MS 140; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.