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Biographical entry Andrews, Roland Stuart (1897 - 1961)

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Born
21 September 1897
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 October 1961
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Roland Andrews was Chairman and Managing Director, Gas and Fuel Corporation, 1951-1961, after 23 years as Chief Chemist, Metropolitan Gas Company, Melbourne. His evidence was instrumental to the Victorian State Government's decision in 1949 to establish a brown coal gasification plant at Morwell and thus end Victoria's dependence on New South Wales' coal for gas production.

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1919
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1919 - 1921
Career position - Chemist at BHP Steel Works in Newcastle, New South Wales
1921 - 1925
Career position - Chemist, then Plant Engineer at the BHP Coke Oven Plant in Newcastle, New South Wales
1925 - 1927
Career position - Head Teacher of Chemistry at Sydney Technical College
1927 - 1950
Career position - Chief Chemist at the Metropolitan Gas Company in Melbourne
1935
Award - Sir Frederick West International Prize received for research on tar
1936
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1948
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1950
Career position - Chief Technical Officer at the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria
1951 - 1961
Career position - Chairman and Managing Director of the Gas and Fuel Corporation
1957 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1957
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Proudley, Ray, 'Andrews, Roland Stuart (1897-1961), Industrial Chemist and Administrator', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 57-58. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130066b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, R. S., 'Where chemists and engineers meet (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers 1940-1941, 1941, pp. 64-78. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24853. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.