Aston, Ronald Leslie (1901-1969)

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engineer; academic; Physicist and Civil engineer
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Ronald Leslie Aston (1901-1969), engineer and academic, was born on 23 July 1901 at the Salvation Army maternity home, Burwood, Sydney, son of Frances Emma Aston who came from Staffordshire, England. ...

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Ronald Leslie Aston taught civil engineering at the University of Sydney 1930-1966, he was appointed associate professor in 1956. Earlier he had been physicist on the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey 1929-1930 and had tutored at the University of Melbourne 1928-1929.

Born Sydney, 23 July 1901. Died Sydney, 7 September 1969. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1921, BE 1923) and Cambridge (MSc 1925, PhD 1955). Tutor in mathematics and physics, Trinity College, University of Melbourne 1926-29, physicist, Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey 1929-30; lecturer in surveying and civil engineering, University of Sydney 1930-55; senior lecturer 1955-56; associate professor 1956-66. Founder, Association of Professional Engineers, Australia 1946; president, Royal Society of New South Wales 1948-49. Commemorated by the R.I. Aston prize for the most successful student in fourth-year surveying.

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