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Meredith Wooldridge Thring

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Meredith Wooldridge Thring (1915-2006), engineer

1915 December 17th. Born Melbourne, Victoria

1937-44 Assistant Scientific Officer, British Coal Utilisation Research Association

1940 Married to Margaret Hooley (died 1986; two sons, one daughter)

1944-46 Senior Scientific Officer and Head of Combustion Research Laboratory

1946-53 Head of Physics Department, British Iron and Steel Research Association

1950-53 Superintendent 1950-53

1953 Assistant Director

1953-64 Professor of Fuel Technology and Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield

1962-63 President, Institute of Fuel

1964-81 Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary College, University of London

2006 September 15th. Died Exmouth.

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