Wark, Ian W. (Ian William) (1899-1985)

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Wark, Ian William, (Sir) (1899-1985)
Wark, Ian William (1899-1985)
Field of activity
Industrial chemist and Science administrator; chemist; scientific administrator
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Sir Ian William Wark (1899-1985), chemist and scientific administrator, was born on 8 May 1899 at Spottiswoode (Spotswood), Melbourne, and named William Ian, second of four children of Scottish-born...

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Ian Wark was Chief of the Division of Industrial Chemistry, CSIR/O 1939-1958, Director of the Chemical Research Laboratories 1958-1960, and a member of the Executive 1960-1965. He was chairman of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education 1965-1971.

Born Melbourne, 8 May 1899. Died Melbourne, 20 April 1985. CBE 1964, CMG 1967, Kt 1969. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1919, MSc 1920, DSc 1924) and University College London (PhD 1923). Postdoctoral studies, University of California, Berkeley 1924; lecturer in chemistry, University of Sydney 1925; research chemist, The Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Limited 1926-39; Chief, CSIR/CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry 1939-58; director, CSIRO Chemical Research Laboratories 1958-60; member of the Executive of CSIRO 1960-65; chairman, Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education 1965-71; honorary consultant to CSIRO Minerals Research Laboratories / Institute of Energy and Earth Resources 1971- 85. Syme Prize, University of Melbourne 1933; Grimwade Prize, University of Melbourne 1933; H.G. Smith Medal, Australian Chemical Institute 1933; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1940; Fellow of ANZAAS 1946; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Honorary Member, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 1960; Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1966; ANZAAS Medal 1973; Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976. General President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1958; Inaugural President, Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1978-81; member, South Australian Board of Advanced Education 1971-77. Commemorated by the Ian Wark Laboratories in the CSIRO complex at Clayton, the Ian Wark Theatre in the Australian Academy of Science, the Ian Wark Research Institute at the University of South Australia and the Ian William Wark Medal and Lecture of the Australian Academy of Science.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Sir Ian William WarkCSIROpedia : Sir Ian William Wark
    Ward, C.
    [2011]
    Series: http://csiropedia.csiro.au/display/CSIROpedia/Wark%2C+Sir+Ian+William
  2. Sir Ian Wark: an Industrious ChemistChemistry in Australia 62 3 32-33 : Sir Ian Wark: an Industrious Chemist
    Willis, J.B.
    [1995]
  3. Ian William Wark 1899-1985Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs Australian Academy of Science : Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    [2006]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/fellows/memoirs/wark.html
  4. Ian William Wark 1899-1985Historical Records of Australian Science 6 4 533-548 : Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    [1987]
  5. The Papers of Sir Ian William Wark, 1899-1985
    McCarthy, Gavan
    [1987]
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project
  6. Science in Bondage: the Inaugural Ian William Wark Lecture, 30 November 1987
    Rees, A.L.G.
    [1987]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
  7. Sir Ian William Wark Guide to Records
    McCarthy, Gavan
    [1999]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/wark/WARK.htm
  8. Maurice Alan Edgar Mawby 1904-197Historical Records of Australian Science 5 1 104-128 : Maurice Alan Edgar Mawby 1904-197
    Wark, I. W. And Ellis, E. G.
    [1980]
  9. Harold George RaggattRecords of the Australian Academy of Science 2 3 62-75 : Harold George Raggatt
    Rayner, J. M. And Wark, I. W.
    [1972]
  10. David Orme Masson, 1858-1937.The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings 25 November 533-541 : David Orme Masson, 1858-1937.
    Wark, I.W.
    [1958]
  11. The CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry, 1940-1952Records of the Australian Academy of Science 4 2 7-41 : The CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry, 1940-1952
    Wark, I. W.
    [1979]
  12. Training of ScientistsAustralian Physicist 10 6 97-99 : Training of Scientists
    Wark, I. W.
    [1973]
  13. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    [2012]
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: http://www.eoas.info/basser_browse.html
  14. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983Historical Records of Australian Science 7 1 97-107 : Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L.
    [1987]
  15. Walter Boas 1904-1982Historical Records of Australian Science 6 4 507-517 : Walter Boas 1904-1982
    Clarebrough, L. M.; Head, A. K.
    [1987]
  16. Jack Ellerton Becker 1904-1979Historical Records of Australian Science 5 3 92-107 : Jack Ellerton Becker 1904-1979
    Rogers, W. P.
    [1982]
  17. Keith Leonard Sutherland 1916-1980Historical Records of Australian Science 5 2 78-88 : Keith Leonard Sutherland 1916-1980
    Ewers, W. E. and Weiss, D. E.
    [1981]
  18. Centenaries of Australian ScienceDiscovery and Endeavour: Celebrating Australian Science : Centenaries of Australian Science
    Evans, Joanne; McCarthy, Gavan; Stephens, Robin
    [1999]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/cent/
  19. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    [2000]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/
  20. Albert Lloyd George Rees 1916-1989Historical Records of Australian Science 9 1 31-47 : Albert Lloyd George Rees 1916-1989
    Walsh, A. and Willis, J. B.
    [1992]
  21. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: Ian William Wark - Records (1922 - 1985)
    Biographical and personal records including publications, audio cassettes, correspondence, notes, draft papers and certificates 1960-85; early records including diaries, postcards and correspondence 1922-23; zinc electrolysis records 1925-29; flotation records 1930-39; CSIR/O records including correspondence, publications, reports, addresses, diaries and minutes 1939-65; Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education records 1965-78; consultancy records 1957-85; Australian Academy of Science records 1945-85; Australian Academy of Technological Sciences records 1974-83; Royal Australian Chemical Institute records 1974-83; general records including correspondence, draft manuscripts, talks and addresses, publications, photographs and slides, and press cuttings 1909-85 [6.25 m, MS 148]. A detailed guide is available from the Australian Science Archives Project.
    MS 148
  22. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies: Ian William Wark - Records (1939 - 1965)
    Correspondence, minutes and reports regarding Wark's work at the CSIR/O 1939-58, 1958-60 and 1961-65 [5.78 m].

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  1. Why research? : a research scientist writes of his work / by Ian W. Wark
    Wark, Ian W. (Ian William), 1899-1985
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  2. Principles of flotation / by K. L. Sutherland and I. W. Wark
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  3. Ian William Wark lecture
    Wark, Ian W. (Ian William), 1899-1985
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  5. New materials and their possible influence on Australia's industrial future / by I.W. Wark
    Wark, Ian W. (Ian William), 1899-1985
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  6. First report of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, June 1966
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  8. Thesis of / Ian W. Wark
    Wark, Ian W. (Ian William), 1899-1985
    [ Thesis : 1933 ]
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  9. [papers submitted for the degree of Doctor of Science] / Ian William Wark
    Wark, Ian W. (Ian William), 1899-1985
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  10. Second report of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, June 1969
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  1. The papers of Sir Ian William Wark 1899-1985 / listed by Gavan McCarthy ; with assistance from Eleanor Ellis and Ann Gray
    McCarthy, Gavan, 1956-
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  2. Science in bondage : the inaugural Ian William Wark lecture, 30 November 1987
    Rees, A. L. G. (Albert Lloyd George), 1916-1989
    [ Book : 1987-1988 ]
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