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consultant , Computer scientist

Frank Gordon Nicholls, Australian computer scientist, consultant. Decorated Commander Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. Fellow Illuminating Engineering Societies of Australia and New Zealand; member Royal Australian Chemical Institute (chartered chemist), Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics, Public Relations Institute Australia (honorary), International Council of Environmental Law, 20 Club.

Background

Nicholls, Frank Gordon was born on January 1, 1916 in Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Son of William David and Coral Daphne (Bailey) Nicholls.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Melbourne, Australia, 1936. Master of Science, University Melbourne, Australia, 1938.

Career

Researcher Radio Research Board Council for Science and Industrial Research, Melbourne, Australia, 1936-1940. Officer in charge Australian and New Zealand Science Liason Office, London, 1940-1944. Assistant secretary, research secretary general administration and science services Council for Science and Industrial Research and succesor, Melbourne, Australia, 1944-1963.

Special governor Applied Science and Industrial Research Corporation, Thailand, 1963-1970. Deputy director general International Union for Conservation Nature and Natural Resource, Morges, Switzerland, 1970-1978. Managing director Trans Knowledge Associates Pty, Ltd., Melbourne, since 1978.

Director Action I.T. Group Proprietary Ltd., since 2001. Secretary National Association Testing Authorities, Australia, 1949-1960, National Standards Commission, 1949-1960, Radio Astronomy Trust, 1956-1963. Chairman organizing committee Melbourne Film Festival, 1952-1963, Melbourne Film Society, 1956-1960.

Chairman of governors Australian Film Institute, 1958-1963. Member Pakistan Science Commission, 1959. United Nations appraisal science activities expert advisor to Government Thailand, 1960-1961.

United Nations chief science advisor on applied research, Thailand, 1963-1970.

Membership

Fellow Illuminating Engineering Societies of Australia and New Zealand. Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute (chartered chemist), Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics, Public Relations Institute Australia (honorary), International Council of Environmental Law, 20 Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, theatre, skin diving.

Connections

Married Yvonne Isabel Miles, January 20, 1940.

father:
William David Nicholls

mother:
Coral Daphne (Bailey) Nicholls

spouse:
Yvonne Isabel Miles