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Biographical entry Blevin, William Roderick (1929 - )

AM, FAA, FTSE, FAIP, FIP

Born
31 October 1929
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Metrologist and Physicist

Summary

William Roderick Blevin was a member of the Division of Applied Physics at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for forty-two years, 1953-1994, joining as a Research Scientist and rising to Chief Standards Scientist and Chief of Division. He was also appointed Honorary Fellow of the Division of Telecommunications and Industrial Physics. Blevin's main research interests were in the fields of metrology and applied physics on which he wrote widely. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1989 and was a member of many scientific societies and bodies including the Institute of Physics, UK (FIP) and the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP).

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1950
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College in Armidale, New South Wales
1950 - 1951
Career position - Research Assistant (part-time) in Physics at New England University College
1951
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College
1952
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College
1952
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at New England University College
1953 - 1975
Career position - Research Scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Applied Physics
1972
Award - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of New England
1976 - 1979
Career position - Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Applied Physics
1976 - 1984
Career position - Member of Council at the University of New England
1979 - 1980
Career position - Acting Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
1980 - 1988
Career position - Chief Standards Scientist and Assistant Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
1980 - 1994
Career position - Member of the National Standards Commission
1980 - 1996
Career position - President, Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry
1981 - 1985
Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Commission
1982 - 2000
Career position - Member, International Committee on Weights and Measures (CIPM)
1985 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1988 - 1994
Career position - Chief Standards Scientist and Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
1989
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of service to science, particularly in the field of applied physics
1991 - 1994
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1992 - 1993
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Academy of Science
1992 - 1996
Career position - Vice-President, International Committee on Weights and Measures
1996
Award - Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
1996
Award - Lloyd Rees Lecturer, Australian Academy of Science
1997 - 2000
Career position - Secretary, International Committee on Weights and Measures
2000 -
Career position - Honorary Member, International Committee on Weights and Measures
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in applied physics

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  • Blevin, W. R.; Loughhead, R. E., 'Ronald G. Giovanelli - Obituary', Australian Physicist, 21 (1984), 72-73. Details

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See also

  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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