Lawrie Creamer

Lawrie Creamer

Lawrence Kenneth Creamer

(1937-10-23)23 October 1937
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died7 September 2019(2019-09-07) (aged 81)
Wellington, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Canterbury
Scientific career
FieldsMilk protein chemistry
The Ladenburg rearrangement (1963)
Doctoral advisorsJack Vaughan
Alfred Fischer

Lawrence Kenneth Creamer JP FRSNZ (23 October 1937 – 7 September 2019) was a New Zealand chemist specializing in milk protein chemistry. In 2004, he received the International Dairy Federation Award.

Early life and education

Born in Christchurch on 23 October 1937, Creamer was the son of Gladys Henrietta Creamer (née Hopkins) and William Henry Creamer.[1][2] He was educated at Christchurch Boys' High School,[3] and went on to study chemistry at Canterbury University College, graduating Master of Science with second-class honours in 1961.[4] He completed a PhD at the same institution, by then called the University of Canterbury, in 1963; the title of his doctoral thesis, supervised by Jack Vaughan and Alfred Fischer, was The Ladenburg rearrangement.[3][5][6]

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