Keith Leonard Sutherland (1916-1980), industrial chemist, was born on 17 January 1916 at North Carlton, Melbourne, son of Victorian-born parents Alexander Philip Sutherland, a clerk in the public service,...
Keith Sutherland was an expert in flotation systems and surface chemistry. He was appointed head of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) physical chemistry section in 1941. During the war years Sutherland was involve in many projects including the testing of the efficiency of gas masks against zinc arsenide. In 1947 he moved to London to work at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and returned to Australia and the CSIR in 1950. Eight years later Sutherland was appointed head of the newly formed CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Physical Chemistry. In 1959 he was appointed director of research in Sydney for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. Ltd, a position which he held until he retired in 1978. as part of this role Sutherland helped establish the David North Plant Research Centre in Brisbane and the CSR industrial research laboratory at Roseville, Sydney. He was also involved in the management of Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef and was honorary curator in the malacology department of the Australian Museum.
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
Career position - Trained civilians to deal with unexploded bombs
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1941 - 1947
Career position - Head of the Physical Chemistry Section in the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Industrial Chemistry
Award - Davy-Faraday fellowship received and travelled to London
Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1950 - 1958
Career position - Head of the Physical Chemistry Section in the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
1958 - 1959
Career position - Chief of the Division of Physical Chemistry at the CSIRO
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1959 - 1978
Career position - Director of Research for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. Ltd.
November 1965 - October 1971
Career position - Member of the CSIRO Executive (part-time)
1966 - ?
Career position - Trustee of the Australian Museum
1972 - 1974
Career position - President of the Trustees of the Australian Museum
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
Career position - Founding member of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), New South Wales branch
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Career position - President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946)Saturday 28 March 1936 p 56 Article
... TliologoUmg Aberdeen Angus This old-established herd, now owned, by Mr. KeithSutherland, is ... portion taken by Mr. KeithSutherland included the 640 acres forming the pre-emptive right of the original ...
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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)Monday 14 January 1946 p 8 Article
... GOWN OF CREAM SATIN AND OLD LACE SUTHERLAND-THOMSON The wedding of Kathleen Margaret (Peggy ... ), eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ross Thomson, of Hopetoun, to Flight-Lieut James Maurice Suth-erland ...
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)Wednesday 28 September 1949 p 7 Article Illustrated
... SUTHERLAND HOMES . . . EDUCATION . . . ART SHOWS MRS DISNEY, Lady Mayoress, was hostess yesterday afternoon ... needs of the Sutherland Homes. THE Lady Mayoress has a great and abiding interest in the homes, and ...