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Aleksander Samarin, Australian Research scientist. Recipient Award for Contribution to Concrete Technology, U. Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1985, National Building Science Book award Building Science Forum of Australia, 1988.


Samarin, Aleksander was born on November 18, 1935 in Harbin, Manchuria, China. Son of Yuri and Zlata (Skorniakoff) Samarin.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Harbin Polytechnic U., China, 1957; Diploma in Civil Engineering, Queensland Institute Engineering Tech, Brisbane, Australia, 1966; Master in Mech. Engineering, Sydney (Australia) U., 1975; Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Technology, U. New South Wales, Australia, 1985.


Technical officer, materials engineer, Brisbane City Council, Queenland., Australia, 1957-1968; concrete engineer, Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd., Brisbane, Queenland., Australia, 1968-1969; research engineer, Ready Mixed Concrete-Control Research Laboratory, Sydney, Australia, 1969-1972; senior research engineer, Ready Mixed Concrete-Control Research Laboratory, Sydney, Australia, 1972-1975; principal research engineer, manager, Ready Mixed Concrete-Control Research Laboratory, Sydney, Australia, 1975-1981; chief materials engineer, Ready Mixed Concrete, Sydney, Australia, 1981; director research, BMI Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1981-1982; director research, Boral Resources Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1982-1994; consultant materials technical and environmental protection, Rhodes, Australia, since 1994. Lecturer New South Wales Institute Technology & U. South Wales, Sydney, 1970-1980,U. Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1972-1988, professor fellow, since 1988. Honorary associate Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra, Australia, since 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field

    • co-editor: Australian Concrete Technology, 1992 (Award for Excellence in Concrete 1993). Contributor chapter to book.


Fellow Australian Academy Technology Sciences and Engineering (Chairman of Commission on industry and emerging technologies, chairman prizes and awards committee 1992-1994, councillor of the Academy 1996), Institution Engineering Australia. Member Concrete Institute Australia.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fine arts, architecture, photography, classical music, water sports.


Married Maria Golobokoff, October 25, 1955. Children: Nina, Anna, George (deceased).

Yuri Samarin

Zlata (Skorniakoff) Samarin

Maria Golobokoff

Nina Samarin

Anna Samarin

George Samarin (deceased)