Blevin, William Roderick, (AM, FAA, FTSE, FAIP, FIP) (1929-)

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Blevin, William Roderick (1929-)
Field of activity
Physicist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476330

Biographies

William Roderick Blevin was a member of the Division of Applied Physics at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for forty-two years, 1953-1994, joining as a Research Scientist and rising to Chief Standards Scientist and Chief of Division. He was also appointed Honorary Fellow of the Division of Telecommunications and Industrial Physics. Blevin's main research interests were in the fields of metrology and applied physics on which he wrote widely. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1989 and was a member of many scientific societies and bodies including the Institute of Physics, UK (FIP) and the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP).

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College in Armidale, New South Wales
  • Career position - Research Assistant (part-time) in Physics at New England University College
  • Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College
  • Career position - Lecturer in Physics at New England University College
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney/New England University College
  • Career position - Research Scientist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Applied Physics
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of New England
  • Career position - Member of Council at the University of New England
  • Career position - Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Applied Physics
  • Career position - Acting Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
  • Career position - Chief Standards Scientist and Assistant Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
  • Career position - Member of the National Standards Commission
  • Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Commission
  • Career position - Chief Standards Scientist and Chief of Division at CSIRO Applied Physics
  • Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Blevin, William Roderick
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Interview with Dr William Blevin
    Fletcher, Neville
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2010
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  3. William Roderick Blevin
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  4. Ronald G. Giovanelli - Obituary
    Blevin, W. R.; Loughhead, R. E.
    Published: 1984
    Series: Australian Physicist, 21, 72-73
  5. Giovanelli, Ronald Gordon (1915 - 1984), physicist and solar researcher
    Blevin, W. R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 438-9

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