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Biographical entry Rankine, Bryce Crossley (1925 - 2013)

AM, FTSE

Born
23 December 1925
Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia
Died
26 February 2013
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Wine scientist

Summary

Bryce Rankine was a wine scientist recognised internationally as a leading wine academic. As head of the School of Oenology and Viticulture at Roseworthy Agricultural Institute, South Australia, he transformed the teaching of viticulture and oenology from a diploma to a degree course, later introducing a graduate diploma. His research ranged across ethanol production, the deposition of potassium bitartrate in wine, treating wine with ion-exchange resins, and the metal content of wine. His published output was over 250 papers.

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Events

1944
Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
1946 - 1950
Career position - Research Bacteriologist, F. H. and Co., Adelaide
1950 - 1956
Career position - Research Officer, CSIRO Oenological Investigations, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Adelaide
1953
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1956 - 1959
Career position - Senior Research Officer, Australian Wine Research Institute
1959 - 1969
Career position - Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1969 - 2013
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1971
Award - DSc, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
1971 - 2013
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
1973
Award - Award of Merit, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
1976
Award - International Research Lecturer, American Society of Enologists National Convention, California, U.S.A.
1976 - 1987
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1978 - 1980
Career position - Head, School of Oenology and Viticulture, Roseworthy Agricultural Institute
1980 - 1986
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Oenology, Roseworthy Agricultural College
1981 - 1983
Career position - Federal President, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
1986
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to wine industry technology and to education
1987 - 2006
Career position - Wine consultant
1987 - 2013
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1987 - 2013
Award - Honorary Life Fellow, Australian Society for Microbiology
1991 - 1995
Career position - Executive Director, Australian Society of Wine Educators
1993 - 2013
Award - Honorary Life member, American Society of Enology and Viticulture
1997
Award - Hartnett Medal, Royal Society of the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, London
1998
Award - Maurice O'Shea Award, McWilliams Wines
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in science and technology

Published resources

Books

  • Rankine, Bryce C., Evolution of the Modern Australian Wine Industry - a Personal Appraisal, Ryan Publications, Adelaide, 1996, 192 pp. Details

Conference Papers

  • Rankine, B. C., 'Oenological Research and Technical Development in Australia', in Terry Lee (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 14-17 July 1986, Australian Industrial Publishers, Adelaide, 1986, pp. 25-30. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Bryce Rankine was our leading wine specialist', Focus, vol. 177, 2013, p. 48. Details
  • Mason, John, 'Bryce Rankine: wine scientist', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 2013, June, 2013, pp. 30-1. Details
  • Rankine, B. C., 'Obituary: J.C.M. Fornachon, 1905-1968', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 31, no. 5, 1968, p. 183. Details
  • Rankine, B. C., 'Beginning of Wine Research in Australia and the Role of the Waite Institute', ATSE Focus, vol. 122, May/June 2002, 2002, pp. 9-14. Also available at http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=478. Details

See also

  • Who's who in Australia 2012, 48th edn, Crown Content Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2012, 2430 pp. Details

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