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Threlfall, Richard (1861 - 1932)

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Physicist and Chemical engineer
Born: 14 August 1861  Hollowforth, Lancashire, England.  Died: 10 July 1932  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
(Sir) Richard Threlfall was Professor of Physics, University of Sydney 1886-98 and was later scientific adviser for Albright & Wilson Co., Birmingham, England, 1898-1932.

Career Highlights

1881 - 1882Studies (PhD?) at the University of Strasbourg, Austria
1884Bachelor of Art (BA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1884 - 1886Demonstrator in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
1886 - 1898Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney
1888Master of Art (MA) completed at the University of Cambridge
1890President of Section A of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1894 - 1895President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1898 - 1932Scientific Adviser at Albright & Wilson Co.in Birmingham, UK
1914 - 1918Board Member of Invention and Research, UK
1917Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
1927Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
1929Gold medal received from the Society of Chemical Industry

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Modified: 18 October 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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