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Biographical entry Lyons, Lawrence Ernest (1922 - 2010)

Born
26 May 1922
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 October 2010
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Lawrence Ernest Lyons was appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland after his retirement in 1987. He had been Professor of Physical Chemistry at the university since 1963 and Head of the Department of Chemistry from 1970 to 1973. The driving force behind his years of research was to a produce cheap alternative to the silicon solar cell.

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1943
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1944 - 1945
Career position - Served with the Royal Australian Air Force
1945 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer), University of Sydney
1948
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1948
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1957
Career position - Research Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1957
Award - Fulbright Scholarship
1962 - 1987
Career position - Member, Standing Committee on Spectroscopy, Australian Academy of Science
1963 - 1987
Career position - Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Queensland
1964
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of London
1966
Career position - President of the Chemistry section of ANZAAS (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
1966
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1967
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, USA
1967 - 1977
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Chemical physics letters
1968
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1968
Award - Walter Burfitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1970
Award - Leverhulme Senior Fellow, University of Tokyo
1970 - 1973
Career position - Head of Chemistry at the University of Queensland
1971 - 2010
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1979 - 1982
Career position - Member, Standing Committee of Professorial Board, University of Queensland
1980
Career position - Founder, Brisbane Surface Analysis Facility
1987
Life event - Retired
1987 - 2010
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland

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