On 1st March, 1954, just before his 17th birthday, Dr Pitt joined CSIRO as a Technical Assistant Grade 1 (Junior). Over the years, he slowly moved up through all research grades, reaching Chief Research Scientist in 1992, at the age of 55. He appears to be the only CSIRO employee to have ever achieved the feat of moving up from TA to CRS. In early years he worked on the preservation of dried fruit, which led into his life long interest in mycological aspects of food spoilage.
Annabelle Duncan was the Chief of the Division of Molecular Science (1999-2005)
Joanne Daly was the Chief of the Division of Entomology (2003-2007) and a member of the Group Executive, Agriculture (2007-2010)
[Stub entry only. Contribution wanted] Dr. Russell Wylie gained his bachelors degree in physics from the University of Sydney, his masters degree from the University (while with CSIRO) and his PhD from the University of Bristol through a CSIRO postgraduate studentship. His theoretical and experimental research in phase nucleation, the interaction of water vapour with […]
Early life Ian was born in Adelaide on 28 May 1917 and attended the Peters College, Adelaide from 1926 to 1935. In his final year at school he won prizes in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Tertiary education and early career In 1936 he started a science course at the University of Adelaide, but had to […]
Early life Joanne grew up in suburban Sydney in a housing commission suburb. She was the middle of three children. Her early life was carefree and involved lots of activities with a neighbourhood full of children who roamed freely, climbing trees, building billy-carts and playing games. Her parents encouraged her education against social pressure for […]
Dr. Ebbe Nielsen was a pioneer of Australian biodiversity research and Director of the Australian National Insect Collection. He was passionate about life, a passion that drove him from the learned surroundings of the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) at CSIRO in Canberra, where he was Director, to being the most successful global advocate for the science […]
Colin Adam was Chief of the Division of Materials Science and Technology (1987), Director of the Institute of Industrial Technologies (1988-1996), Managing Director of Sirotech (1990-1991), Deputy Chief Executive (1996-2000) and Acting Chief Executive (2000-2001)