Robert Ackman

Chemist, Academic

1927 – 2013


Who was Robert Ackman?

Robert George Ackman, OC was a Canadian chemist and professor. He was best known for his pioneering work on marine oils and Omega-3 fatty acid.

Born in Dorchester, New Brunswick, his education included a Bachelor of Arts in organic chemistry from the University of Toronto received in 1950, a Master of Science in organic chemistry from Dalhousie University received in 1952, a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of London received in 1956, and a D.I.C. in organic chemistry from Imperial College London.

From 1950 to 1953, he was a research assistant with the Atlantic Fisheries Experimental Station of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. From 1956 to 1979, he was with the Halifax Laboratory, Fisheries Research Board of Canada as a research chemist, program head for marine oils, assistant director, technological consultant to chairman, group leader of marine lipids, and division chief of marine lipids. From 1979 to 1995, he was a Professor with the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology, Department of Food Science and Technology. In 1995, he was appointed Professor Emeritus. He authored over 550 scientific papers.

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Sep 27, 1927
  • Canada
  • University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Toronto
  • Dalhousie University
Jul 1, 2013

on July 23, 2013


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