Coal-Gas and Fuel Research at Leeds


    PROF. D. T. A. TOWNEND, who succeeded Prof. J. W. Cobb as head of the Department of Coal-gas and Fuel Industries and Livesey professor in the University of Leeds, has now issued his first report, covering the session 1938–39, to his Advisory Committee. He takes an opportunity therein to pay a tribute to the late Prof. Smithells, who died during the term under review and who was a member of the Committee from the time of its formation. To him also was due, more than to any other man, the formation of the Fuel Department in the University and, a few years later, the establishment of the Livesey chair by subscriptions from the gas industry.

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    Coal-Gas and Fuel Research at Leeds. Nature 145, 344 (1940).

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