Keith O'Nions#


Keith O`Nions
Email:keith.onions 'at' enterprise.cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:843
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:konions
Homepage: http://www.enterprise.cam.ac.uk/about-us/our-team/our-board





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Chairman of the Cambridge Enterprise Board
  • Jan 2010 – August 2014 President & Rector, Imperial College London
  • July 2008 – Dec 2009 Director, Security Sciences and Technology Institute, Imperial College London
  • Jan 2004 - April 2008 Director-General Science and Innovation, Dept. for Innovation and Universities and Skills
  • Jan 2000 - July 2004 Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Sep. 1995 - Dec 1999 Head of Earth Sciences and Professor of Physics and Chemistry Minerals, Oxford
  • Sep.1979 - Aug 1995 Royal Society Research Professor, Cambridge
  • July 1975 - Aug1979 Professor of Geochemistry, Columbia, New York
  • Jan 1971 - June 1975 Lecturer in Geochemistry, Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Mass spectrometry

Honours and Awards
  • Professional
    • 1979 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
    • 1980 Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
    • 1983 Fellow of the Royal Society
    • 1990 Member of Academia Europaea
    • 1997 Geochemistry Fellow (Joint Geochem. Soc. /Eur. Assoc. Geochem.)
    • 1998 Honorary Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences
    • 1997 Fellow of the Institute of Physics
    • 2001 Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
    • 2005 Fellow Royal Academy of Engineering (Honorary)
  • Honours
    • 1999 Knight Bachelor-Services to Earth Science (Birthday Honours)
    • 2000 Honorary Fellow, University of Cardiff
    • 2004 Honorary Doctor of Science, Herriot-Watt University
    • 2005 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Glasgow
    • 2005 Honorary Doctor of Science, Royal Holloway
    • 2005 Docteur Honoris Causa, University of Paris
    • 2006 Honorary Doctor of Science, Loughborough University
    • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Alberta
    • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh
    • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Science, Abertay University
    • 2009 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Nottingham
    • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Birmingham
  • Awards
    • 1979 J.B. Macelwane Award (American Geophysical Union)
    • 1983 Bigsby Medal (Geological Society of London)
    • 1985 Hallimond Lecturer (Mineralogical Society)
    • 1986 UK-Canada Rutherford Lecturer (Royal Society)
    • 1986 William Smith Lecturer (Geological Society of London)
    • 1990 Ingerson Lecturer (Geological Society of America)
    • 1995 Arthur Holmes Medal (European Union of Geosciences)
    • 1995 Lyell Medal (Geological Society of London)
    • 1998 Jaeger-Hales Lecturer, Australian National University
    • 2001 Urey Medal (European Association Geochemistry)
    • 2004 Bruce Preller Prize Lecturer, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1999 Knighthood for services to Earth Sciences in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours


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