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(Edwin) Roland Dobbs (born 2 December 1924) is a British physicist, best known for his work in physical acoustics.
He then went to Bedford College, University of London as Head of Department of Physics, 1973–85 and Hildred Carlile Professor, 1973-90. Following the merger of Bedford and Royal Holloway College, he was Head of Department of Physics, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, 1985-90. On his retirement, he became Emeritus Professor.
He was also Vice-Principal, 1981-2 and Dean of the Faculty of Science, 1980-2; Chairman of the Board of Studies in Physics, University of London, 1982-5; Vice-Dean, 1986-8 and Dean, 1988–90, Faculty of Science, University of London.
He was a member of the Physics Committee of the Science Research Council, 1970–73 and of its Nuclear Physics Board, 1974–77, and a member of the Physics Committee of the Science and Engineering Research Council, 1983-86. He was Convenor, Standing Conference of Professors of Physics of Great Britain, 1985-88.
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