John Meurig Thomas#


John Meurig Thomas
Email:jmt 'at' ri.ac.uk
Membership Number:157
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:jthomas
Homepage: http://www-hrem.msm.cam.ac.uk/people/thomas





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2005- Honorary Distinguished Professor of Materials Chemistry, Cardiff University, Wales
  • 2002- Honorary Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge
  • 2002- Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
  • 1993-2002- Master (Head) of Peterhouse (College), University of Cambridge
  • 1986-1991- Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • 1978-1986- Head, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at Kings College, Cambridge
  • 1958-1969- Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader in Chemistry, University of Wales, Bangor
  • 1958- PhD at University of Wales, Swansea

Fields of Scholarship
  • Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Electron based nanochemical analysis

Honours and Awards
  • The International Precious Metal Institute Distinguished Achievement Award “for pioneering contributions to the field of heterogeneous catalysis using precious metals”(2007)
  • Member of European Academy of Sciences (2006)
  • Sir George Stokes Gold Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry “for pioneering and innovative electron based nanochemical analysis”(2005)
  • Guilio Natta Gold Medal, Italian Chemical Society “for outstanding work in catalysis”(2004)
  • Linus Pauling Gold Medal, Stanford University “for contributions to the advancement of science”(2003)
  • First recipient of American Chemical Society Award “for Creative Research in Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalysis”(1999)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (1989)
  • Willard Gibbs Gold Medal of the American Chemistry Society (first British chemist to be honoured in 80 years): “for pioneering work in solid-state chemistry and materials science" (1995)
  • Davy Medal of the Royal Society(1994)


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