Reference numberEC/1944/03
Previous numbersCert XV, 73; A00620
TitleBijl, Hendrik Johannes van der: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationChancellor of the University of Pretoria since 1934. Foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, PhD, DSc, LLD, MAusIEE, FIRowE, FRSSAf.
Chairman of the Electricity Supply Commission, the Iron and Steel Corporation and many other South African industrial undertakings. Director General of War Supplies since 1939.
Dr van der Bijl's published scientific work (1913 - 1920) has been in the fields of the conduction of electricity through gases and thermionic vacuum tubes. He is the author of a standard work on the triode valve.
He has rendered distinguished service in the application of science to industry.
ProposersFrom general knowledge. Robert Watson-Watt; E V Appleton; R Whiddington
From personal knowledge. J C Smuts FM; B J Schonland; H S Jones
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Bijl, Hendrik Johannes van der: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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