Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) Madsen (1879-1969), physicist and engineer, was born on 24 March 1879 at Lochinvar, New South Wales, eldest of six children of Hans Frandsen Madsen, Danish surveyor,...
John Madsen was Lecturer in Physics, University of Adelaide 1901-1909 and Associate Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1909-1949. He was Chairman of the Radio Research Board (1926-1957) and a great many other bodies and boards including the National Association of Testing Authorities. Madsen is featured on the ATERB Medal, which is awarded under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. ATERB (Australian Telecommunications & Electronics Research Board) was formerly the Radio Research Board, of which Madsen was founding chairman.
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
1901 - 1903
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Adelaide
1904 - 1909
Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1909 - 1912
Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
1912 - 1949
Career position - Assistant Professor then Professor (from 1920) of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
1915 - 1918
Career position - Commanding Officer of the Engineer Officers' Training School in Roseville, New South Wales
1926 - 1957
Career position - Chairman of the Radio Research Board
1938 - 1944
Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Laboratory
1939 - 1942
Career position - Chairman of the Radiophysics Advisory Board
Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal received from the Institution of Engineers, Australia
Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Research Council
1945 - 1966
Career position - Chairman of the Electrical Research Board
1946 - 1947
Career position - President of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931)Thursday 10 September 1908 p 2 Article
... ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. UNIVERSITY LECTURESHIP. Mr. John Percrval Visaing Madsen, who has just been ... engineering. In 1907 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Science in Adelaide Uni- : versity. Mr. Madsen is an ...
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Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954)Thursday 12 June 1941 p 2 Article
... Kew Routh Wales; Professor JohnPercivalVissingMadsen, B.Sc., C.B.E.. of Sydney, Professor of ... Federal Awards K.C.M.G.: Colonel the Honorable Geni-so John Bell, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., ' 'KNIGHTS ...
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Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)Thursday 12 June 1941 p 5 Article
... philanthropist and chairman of the Bank of New South Wales. Professor JohnPercivalVissingMadsen, of Sydney ... Robert Gillespie, of Sydney, and Professor Sir JohnMadsen were honoured in the. Commonwealth list. Sir ...
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