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Edward Whalley, British Chemist. Leader several Arctic mountaineering expdns M C.

Background

Whalley, Edward was born on June 20, 1925 in Darwen, England. Son of Edward and Doris (Riding) Whalley. immigrated to Canada, 1950.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1945; Doctor of Philosophy, D.I.C., Imperial College, London, 1949; Doctor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1964.

Career

Lecturer, Royal Technology College, Salford, England, 1948-1950; postdoctoral fellow division chemistry, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1950-1952; research officer division chemistry, National Research Council Canada, 1952-1962; head high-pressure section, National Research Council Canada, 1962-1990. Sessional lecturer department chemical engineering U. Ottawa, 1954, department chemistry, 1967, 69. Visiting professor U. Western Ontario, 1967, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1974-1975.

Assistant research officer 1952, associate research officer, 1955, senior research officer, 1959, principal research officer, 1961.

Achievements

  • Leader several Arctic mountaineering expdns M C.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society Canada (associate honorary treasurer 1969-1971, associate honorary secretary and chairman awards committee 1971-1974, editor Section III 1972-1974, honorary secretary 1974-1977, chairman development committee 1981-1982, Centennial medal 1982), Chemical Institute.Can. (chairman division physical chemistry 1971-1972, Silver Jubilee medal of the Queen 1977), Explorer's Club New York. Member Canada Association Physicists, American Physical Society, International Glaciological Society, International Association High Pressure Science and Technology (treasurer 1977-1985), International Association Properties of Steam (honorary fellow, chairman Canada national committee 1973-1983, secretary 1983-1991, member since 1991, attached staff Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. since 1985), Alpine Club Canada (chairman Ottawa section 1970-1974, chairman safety committee 1975-1980, eastern vice president 1978-1980, president 1980-1984), Alpine Club (London), American Alpine Club.

Connections

Married Isabel Elizabeth Gillespie, August 25, 1956. Children: Brian, Monica, Kevin.

father:
Edward Whalley

mother:
Doris (Riding) Whalley

spouse:
Isabel Elizabeth Gillespie

children:
Brian Whalley

Monica Whalley

Kevin Whalley