- Category : 1904-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 1
German-Australian metallurgist in whose honour The Walter Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics is named.
Boas was educated at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Dip. Engin. 1928, Dr.-Ing. 1930). After several positions at German and Swiss institutions, Boas became a lecturer in metallurgy at University of Melbourne in 1938; then from 1940 to 1947, senior lecturer. From 1947 to 1949, Boas was principal research officer, CSIR Division of Tribophysics; and from 1949 to 1969 chief of the division.
Walter Moritz Boas FAA died on 12 May 1982 at age 78 in Melbourne.