Produced the First Optical Glass - Ernst Johannes Hartung
Chemist Ernst Johannes Hartung was born in 1893. He worked at the University of Melbourne for his whole career, between 1919 and 1954. In 1927 he became Professor of Chemistry. During the Second World War, Hartung produced the first optical glass in Australia, assisted by ACI. He is commemorated by the Hartung Youth Lectures of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.