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Biographical entry Cavill, George William Kenneth (Ken) (1922 - 2017)

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Born
23 April 1922
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
25 August 2017
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Ken Cavill was Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales 1964-1982, and published in the field of the chemistry of insect venoms, attractants and repellents, and particularly of ants.

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1943
Career position - Senior chemist, W. Hermon Slade and Company Pty Ltd, Sydney
1943
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1944 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry, Sydney Technical College
1946
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1947 - 1950
Career position - ICI Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
1949
Education - PhD, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
1951 - 1958
Career position - Senior Lecturer in organic chemistry, New South Wales University of Technology
1957
Education - DSc, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
1958
Career position - Research Fellow in Chemistry, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1959 - 1964
Career position - Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1964 - 1980
Career position - Professor (personal chair in organic chemistry), University of New South Wales
1968 - 1970
Career position - Head, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1969 - 1974
Career position - Member, Australian Research Grants Committee
1969 - 2017
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1970
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1971
Career position - Head, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1976 - 1981
Career position - Member of Council, Hawkesbury Agricultural College
1979 - 1981
Career position - Member of Council, University of New South Wales
1979 - 1982
Career position - Head, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1980 - 1982
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales
1982 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • George William Kenneth Cavill - Records, 1934 - 1938, MS 126; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

University of New South Wales Archives

  • George William Kenneth Cavill - Records, 1934 - 1988, CN 805 and others; University of New South Wales Archives. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.