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Watson, Alfred James (1916 - 1999)

Born: 20 June 1916  Australia.  Died: 5 April 1999.
Alfred James Watson was a a wood chemistry expert who worked with the CSIR/CSIRO from 1933 to 1976. He was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Technical Association (now APPITA) and later given life membership. During his time at CSIR/O Watson made many study trips overseas including to Japan, Spain, South America and India. In Brazil he lectured on pulping and paper manufacturing at the University of San Paulo.

Career Highlights

1933Joined the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Forest Products in East Melbourne
1939Associate Diploma in Applied Chemistry completed at the Melbourne Technical College
1939 - 1943Technical Officer at CSIR
1939 - 1958Associate of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1943 - 1976Assistant Research Officer through to Senior Principal Technical Officer at CSIR
1958 - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
1962Fellowship Diploma in Applied Chemistry at the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology
1974LR Benjamin Award received from APPITA
1976Retired from CSIR/ CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)


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Created: 18 September 2006
Modified: 19 September 2006

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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