Walter Boas

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Walter Boas
Born10 February 1904
Berlin
Died12 May 1982
Prahran (Melbourne)
Residence Australia
Nationality Australia
 Germany
Alma materBerlin Institute of Technology
AwardsFellow of the Australian Academy of Science
Scientific career
FieldsMetallurgy; Physics
InstitutionsUniversity of Melbourne

Walter Moritz Boas FAA (10 February 1904 – 12 May 1982) was a German-Australian metallurgist.[1][2]

Boas was born in Berlin, Germany and was educated at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Dip. Engin. 1928, Dr.-Ing. 1930). After several positions at German and Swiss institutions, Boas became a lecturer in metallurgy at University of Melbourne in 1938; then from 1940 to 1947, senior lecturer. From 1947 to 1949, Boas was principal research officer, CSIR Division of Tribophysics; and from 1949 to 1969 chief of the division.[1]

The Walter Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics is named in his honour.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCarthy, G.J. "Boas, Walter Moritz (1904–1982)". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  2. ^ Ian D. Rae. "Boas, Walter Moritz (1904–1982)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. First published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17, (MUP), 2007.
  3. ^ "Walter Boas Medal". Australian Institute of Physics. Retrieved 11 May 2012.