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Biographical entry Hunter, Thomas Girvan (1903 - 1971)

23 June 1903
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
29 January 1971
Chemical engineer and Science educator


Thomas Hunter was Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney from 1947 to 1969. He was given the responsibility for reorganizing the former Department of Engineering Technology into the new discipline. Prior to this Hunter spent several years in the UK and received a Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Birmingham.



Education - Degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology completed at the Royal Glasgow Technical College (now the University of Strathclyde) in Scotland
1925 - 1929
Career position - General Chemicals Division of ICI Ltd
1930 - 1933
Award - Oil Engineering Scholarship received from the Department of Oil and Fuel Engineering. Studied at the University of Birmingham, UK
c. 1934
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Birmingham
1934 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham
1942 - 1946
Career position - Senior Gas Advisor to the Midland Region, UK Civil Defence
1947 - 1969
Career position - Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Thomas Girvan Hunter, 1903-1971', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 38 (3) (1971), 63. Details


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