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Clarke, John Russell (1916 - 1995)

Chemist and Polymath
Born: 1916  England.  Died: 5 January 1995.
John Russell Clarke lectured in chemistry at Deakin University from 1977 to 1989 where he is commemorated by the John Clarke Scholarship for postgraduate students of chemistry. He then lectured at the School of Nursing (University of Melbourne?), was a guide for secondary students at the Maritime Museum, was involved in the Chemistry Olympiad (Summer School) and was both a student and lecturer at theUniversity of the Third Age. Before joining Deakin University, Clarke was an instructor in chemistry then senior lecturer in physical chemistry at Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong. After completing his studies at the University of Melbourne, Clarke worked in a local knitting factory where he gained his Boiler Attendant's qualification and was in charge of production and erection of signs. He then moved to the public analyst's laboratory, CSIRO Division of Forest Products before moving to the Gordon Institute of Technology.

Career Highlights

1949Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1977 - 1989Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the Gordon Institute, Deakin University
1989Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 29 August 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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