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Farrands, John Laws (1921 - 1996)

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Physicist and Engineer
Born: 11 March 1921  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 14 July 1996.
John Laws Farrands worked mainly as a defence scientist, including Chief Defence Scientist 1971-77. He completed his career as Head of the Department of Science and its successors, Department of Science and Environment and Department of Science and Technology 1977-82.

Career Highlights

1941Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1942 - 1946AIF Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1946 - 1956Research Scientist at the Defence Science Laboratories
1952Diploma (DIC) completed at Imperial College in London
1953Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1956 - 1961Scientific Adviser for the Australian Military Board
1961 - 1964Assistant Controller of Research and Development at the Department of Supply
1964 - 1967Superintendent of Research at the Defence Science Laboratories
1967 - 1971Chief Superintendent of the Aeronautical Research Laboratory
1971 - 1977Chief Defence Scientist
1977 - 1982Head of the Department of Science (later Science and Environment, then Science and Technology)
1978 - 1982Director of Interscan
1981Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
1982 - 1990Chairman of the Australian Institute of Marine Science
1990Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1994Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 16 September 2004

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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