|Born||10 February 1904|
|Died||12 May 1982|
|Alma mater||Berlin Institute of Technology|
|Awards||Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science|
|Institutions||University of Melbourne|
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.
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