David King#

David King
Former Member
Membership Number:2576
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage: http://www-jmg.ch.cam.ac.uk/oldchem/staff/dak.html

Present and Previous Positions
  • October 2000 Appointed as the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Technology in (now the Government Office for Science - GO-Science
  • 1988 Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Master of Downing College (1995-2000), and Head of the University Chemistry Department (1993-2000)
  • 1974 Brunner Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Liverpool
  • Employment at University of Witwatersrand, Imperial College and the University of East Anglia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physics and chemistry of solid surfaces

Honours and Awards
  • 1991 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2002 Rumford Medal of the Royal Society for his research
  • 2003 Knighted
  • 2006 Hon. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 2006 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce
  • 2002 Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2000 Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary degrees by the University of Genoa (Italy), the KTU (Stockholm), the University of the Witwatersrand (S. Africa) and seven British universities

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