Brian Johnson#

Email:bfgj1 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:1201
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Master of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • 1995-1970 Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • 1992-1995 Head of Chemistry Department, University of Edinburgh
  • 1990-1995 Crum Brown Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • 1989-91 Acting Master, Fitzwilliam College University of Cambridge
  • 1988-89 President of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • 1986-1988 Dean of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • 1978 Promoted to Reader, University of Cambridge
  • 1972-77 College Steward, University of Cambridge
  • 1970 Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • 1970 Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • 1967-70 Postdoctoral fellowship, University College London
  • 1964 Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Manchester
  • 1963 Fulbright scholarship, MIT



Fields of Scholarship

  • Scientist in the field of inorganic chemistry
  • During his career, Johnson has conducted extensive research into many different areas of chemistry, most recently on nano particles.
  • He had a long running research partnership with Jack Lewis, with whom he discovered a number of unusual metal carbonyl clusters



Honours and Awards

  • 2003 Edward Frankland Medal
  • 1994-1999 Member of Council of EPSRC
  • 1994-1999 Member Technical Opportunities Panel EPSRC
  • 1998 Chairman of PUSET (Public Understanding of Science, Engineering andTechnology)
  • 1998 Grand Cross of Brazil for his contributions to Science
  • 1993-97 Member of TOP
  • 1997 President of Dalton Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry – served on several committees
  • 1992 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Academia Europa
  • 1991 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1986 The Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for Transition Metal Chemistry
  • 1984 Corday–Morgan Medal, Tilden Medal



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