Francis Brian Shorland
14 July 1909
|Died||8 June 1999 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Awards||Hector Medal (1955)|
|Institutions||Department of Scientific and Industrial Research|
|Thesis||The composition of some New Zealand fats with special reference to fish oils (1937)|
|Doctoral advisor||Thomas Percy Hilditch|
Francis Brian Shorland OBE (14 July 1909 – 8 June 1999) was a New Zealand organic chemist.
After a BSc and a MSc in organic chemistry he worked for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, before earning a scholarship to go to the University of Liverpool for a PhD under Thomas Percy Hilditch, studying fish liver oils and fats from farm animals.
He was awarded a DSc by the University of Liverpool in 1950 and an honorary DSc by Victoria University of Wellington in 1970; a Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1951 and the Hector Medal in 1955. In the 1959 New Year Honours he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his role as director of the Fats Research Institute, and in 1990 he received the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.
In 1999 the New Zealand Association of Scientists established the Shorland Medal, awarded annually in recognition of a "major and continued contribution to basic or applied research that has added significantly to scientific understanding or resulted in significant benefits to society."
|1999||Michael Corballis||Cognitive neuroscience|
|2000||R. Paul Kibblewhite||Pulp and paper making|
|2001||Brian Halton||Strained organic compounds|
|2002||Hugh Bibby||Geothermal and volcanic systems|
|2003||Kenneth MacKenzie||Chemistry of ceramics|
|2004||John McKinnon||Wool chemistry|
|2005||Adya Singh||Wood science|
|2007||Robin Mitchell||Pathogenic bacteria|
|2008||Graeme L. Gainsford||X-ray crystallography|
|2009||Alan B. Kaiser||Conduction|
|2010||Ken McNatty||Mammalian reproduction|
|2011||Harjinder Singh||Milk products|
|2012||Michael Hendy||Mathematical phylogeny|
|2013||Graham Nugent||Bovine tuberculosis|
|2014||Wei Gao||Materials science|
|2015||Ian Brown||Materials chemistry|
|2016||Antony Braithwaite||Cancer research|
|2017||Alistair Jan Gunn
|Foetal physiology and neuroscience|
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