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Esserman, Norman Abraham (1896 - 1982)

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Physicist and Metrologist
Born: 24 July 1896  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 5 November 1982.
Norman Abraham Esserman was Officer-in-charge of the CSIR/O National Standards Laboratory 1940-58 and Director 1958-61, and head of Metrology 1939-61. Earlier he worked at the Munitions Supply Laboratories, Maribyrnong 1923-38.

Career Highlights

1916Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1916 - 1918Member of the Australian munitions team in the UK
1918 - 1919Educated at the Royal College of Science in London
1923 - 1938Physicist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories in Maribyrnong, Victoria
1935 - 1936President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1939 - 1945Officer-in-charge of the Metrology Section of the National Standards Laboratory
1940Member of the Optical Munitions Panel
1940 - 1958Officer-in-charge of the National Standards Laboratory
1944Member of the Optical Advisory Panel to Ministry of Post-War Reconstruction
1944 - 1945Chairman of the New South Wales Division of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
1945 - 1961Chief of the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Metrology
1958 - 1961Director of the National Standards Laboratory
1961First Jack Finlay National Award received from the Institution of Production Engineers
1964Chairman of the Optical Munitions Technical Advisory Committee, Department of Defence Production

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 4 December 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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