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Biographical entry Earl, John Campbell (1890 - 1978)

Born
18 May 1890
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
26 December 1978
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Organic chemist

Summary

John Earl, Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Sydney 1928-1947, was previously lecturer and demonstrator from 1921. He had earlier worked for Faulding & Co. 1915, and at the Imperial Institute 1911-1913 and Wilton Research Laboratories 1918-1919, UK. In his research Earl investigated aliphatic compounds, discovering a new class of cyclic compounds which he names sydnones. During both world wars he was involved in a variety of projects related to defence and the prosecution of war.

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1911 - 1913
Career position - Employed at Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London
1915
Career position - Employed at Faulding & Co., Adelaide
1915 - 1917
Career position - Assistant Government Analyst, South Australian Government
1918 - 1921
Career position - Employed at Wilton Research Laboratories, United Kingdom
1920
Education - PhD, St Andrews University, Scotland
1921
Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
1921 - 1928
Career position - Lecturer and demonstrator in organic chemistry, University of Sydney
1926
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1928 - 1947
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Sydney
1935
Award - H. G. Smith Memorial Medal, Australian Chemical Institute
1938
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1949
Education - DSc, St Andrews University, Scotland

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Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • John Campbell Earl - Records, 1902 - 1981, P 99; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Bruce, M. I., 'John Campbell Earl 1890-1978', Chemistry in Australia, 46 (1979), 218-20. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn