Biography of Charles Edward Fawsitt
Charles Edward Fawsitt was a chemistry lecturer at the University of Glasgow 1905-09. He was born on the 8th May 1878 to Charles Albert Fawsitt and Mary (Nee Pollock). Fawsitt attended Glasgow High School and later the University of Edinburgh. He also completed his decorate in physical chemistry in Leipzig on an 1851 Exhibition Scholarship.
Fawsitt later returned to Edinburgh University to complete a D.Sc degree and from 1905-09 moved to Glasgow to lecture in metallurgical chemistry and further his research.
After being nominated as a candidate for the Chair of Chemistry at the University of Sydney, Fawsitt was appointed by the senate and took up the position the following year. He later became Dean of the Faculty in 1923-1929 were he pressed for the expansion of science. Fawsitt published numerous papers in local journals and retired on 31st of August 1946.
Fawsitt’s interest in chemistry expanded beyond the university and he served on several committees including new South Wales Food Advisory Committee, became a member of the of the National
Research Council in 1919 and served as president of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Charles Edward Fawsitt died in November 1960.