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Biographical entry Bottomley, Gerald Andrew (Gerry) (1924 - 2018)

9 October 1924
Keighley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
6 June 2018
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Analytical chemist


Gerry Bottomley was a chemist whose research was on the properties of gasses and the precision measurement of those properties. He undertook major studies on the levels of nitrogen oxide in the suburbs of Perth, and into emissions from industrial smoke stacks and lead pollution in soils around industrial sites and major roads. Between 1979 and 1982 Bird was Head of the Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Western Australia.



1948? -
Education - PhD, University of Leeds
c. 1948 - c. 1951
Career position - Assistant Lecturer, University of Liverpool
c. 1951 - c. 1956
Career position - Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
1959 - 1989
Career position - Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1979 - 1982
Career position - Head of Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Western Australia
1989 - 2018
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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  • Chandler, G. S. and Spurling, T. H., 'Gerry Bottomley: a passion for high-precision measurements of liquids and gasses', Chemistry in Australia, 2018 (September/October) (2018), 31. Details

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