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Newnham, Ivan Edgar (1919 - 1986)

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Mineral chemist
Born: 6 November 1919  Victoria, Australia.  Died: 4 September 1986.
Ivan Edgar Newnham was Director of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Institute of Earth Resources from 1979. He was previously Chief of CSIRO's Division of Mineral Chemistry (1961-1970) and Director of the Mineral Research Laboratories (1971-1978). During his thirty-seven year tenure with CSIRO he made numerous significant contributions, including the introduction of research planning for commercialisation.

Career Highlights

1947 - 1961Research Scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1961 - 1970Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
1971 - 1978Director of CSIRO Mineral Research Laboratories
1979 - 1983Director of CSIRO Institute of Earth Resources
1983Retired as Director due to ill health
1983 - 1984Senior Scientist (not official title) at CSIRO Institute of Earth Resources


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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 23 November 2005

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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