Solomon, D. H. (David Henry) (1929-)

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Solomon, D. H. (David Henry)
Solomon, David Henry
Solomon, David Henry, (AC FAA, FTSE, FRACI, FRS) (1929-)
Solomon, David Henry (1929-)
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Chemist
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Biographies

David Solomon became the Masson Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne in 1990. Earlier he had been Chief of the Division of Chemicals and Polymers, CSIRO. Solomon is best known as the inventor of surface coatings, polymer mineral composites and plastic laminates for banknotes. His research led to forgery-proof banknotes in circulation today.

  • Career position - Researcher at Balm Paints (later Dulux Australia Ltd) in Sydney
  • Education - Associate Diploma of Chemistry completed at Sydney Technical College
  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the New South Wales University of Technology
  • Career position - Demonstrator/Teaching Fellow at New South Wales University of Technology
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the New South Wales University of Technology
  • Career position - Leader of the Resin and Polymer Research Section of Dulux
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Seconded to ICI Paints Division in Slough, UK
  • Career position - Senior Research Scientist then Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Applied Mineralogy
  • Career position - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of New South Wales
  • Award - Archibald D. Olle Prize received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Seconded to Georgia Kaolin Company, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Chief Research Scientist of CSIRO Division of Applied Chemistry
  • Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Chief of the Division of Applied Organic Chemistry, CSIRO
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
  • Award - Liversidge Lecturer, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
  • Award - Polymer Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Award - Applied Research Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Seconded to the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Award - Leighton Memorial Medal and Lecturer received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Acting Director of the CSIRO Institute of Industrial Technologies
  • Award - CSIRO Medal received for significant research achievement in Australia
  • Award - The Australian Bicentennial Science Achievement Award received
  • Career position - Chief of Division of Chemicals and Polymers, CSIRO
  • Award - Lady Masson Memorial Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Ian William Wark Medal and Lecturer received from the Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the CSIRO Institute of Industrial Technologies
  • Award - CSIRO Medal received
  • Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to science and technology, particularly in the field of polymer chemistry
  • Career position - Head of School and ICI Australia and Masson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
  • Award - Liversidge Lecturer, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in chemical engineer
  • Award - Keynote Lecturer, 2nd Pacific Polymer Conference, Otsu, Japan
  • Award - Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award received
  • Career position - Professorial Fellow of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Award - R. K. Murphy Medal, Industrial Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Award - CRC for Polymers Chairman's Award for Excellence in Commercialisation (joint)
  • Award - DAppSc (honoris causa), University of Melbourne
  • Award - Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation, Government of Victoria
  • Award - Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Award - Sellafield Ltd Award for Engineering Excellence, Highly Commended), Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Award - NES Award for Novel Engineering Solutions, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Award - Innovation Award, Australian and New Zealand Branch, Society for Plastic Engineers
  • Award - CSIRO Medal for Lifetime Achievement
  • Award - Prime Minister's Prize for Science (joint)
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science as an academic, researcher and author in the field of polymer chemistry and plastics, to the development and commercialisation of processes and materials, and to professional scientific institutions

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Solomon, David Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. David Henry (Dave) Solomon
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  3. A pioneer from paint to plastic
    Edwards, Paul
    Published: 2007
    Series: The Age, 7 February
  4. Sefton Davidson Hamann 1921-2009
    Spurling, Thomas H. and Solomon, David H.
    Published: 2009
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 20, 2, 255-271
  5. James Robert Price, 1912-1999
    Collins, David J.; Simpson, Gregory W.; Solomon, David H.; Spurling, Thomas H.
    Published: 2004
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 15, 1, 95-120
  6. Australian manufacturing industry - third time lucky
    Solomon, D. H. and Spurling, T. H.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Prometheus, 5, 1, 63-72
  7. The Records of Currency Note Research and Development Project, CSIRO, Division of Chemicals and Polymers
    Buchanan, Roderick; McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1991

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  1. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1929.
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    ... Department of Public Health, Sydney, 20th August, 1930. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1929. In accordance ... Newcastle. Basham, Ettie May, c.o. Mr. H. Hawkins, Wollombi. Bass, Marie Madeline Goullii, Lyndyn, Inkerman ... 58489 words
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    ... .B., Mast, Surg., D.P.H. Alick Murray Will, M.B., Mast. Surg, Secretary : George Henry Abbott, M.B., Mast ... . William Henry Crago, L.R.C.P., Lond., M.R.C.S., Eng. Robert Henry Todd, M.D., F.R.C.S., Irel. George Henry ... 54284 words
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