Andrews, Roland Stuart (1897-1961)

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industrial chemist; administrator; Chemist
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Roland Stuart Andrews (1897-1961), industrial chemist and administrator, was born on 20 September 1897 at Granville, Sydney, eldest son of native-born parents Thomas Joseph Andrews, draper, and his wife...

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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.

  • 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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