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Biographical entry Bloom, Harry (1921 - 1992)

25 December 1921
31 August 1992
Physical chemist and Inorganic chemist


Harry Bloom was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania from 1960 to 1981. He undertook studies in environmental chemistry and heavy metal pollution particularly in and around the Derwent River at Hobart. Up to the time of his death he worked in collaboration with the Tasmanian Department of the Environment and the Central Science Laboratory of Tasmania on these issues.


Born Palestine, 25 December 1921. Died 31 August 1992. Educated University of Melbourne (MSc, DSc 1961) and Imperial College, University of London (PhD 1947). Chemistry Department, University of Auckland 1947-60, Professor of Chemistry, University of Tasmania 1960-81. Co-founder and first president, Electrochemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Commemorated by the Bloom Gutmann Prize, the main award of this Division.

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