Peter Day#


Peter Day
Email:pday 'at' ri.ac.uk
Membership Number:1176
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
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Homepage: http://www.chem.ucl.ac.uk/people/day/index.html





Present and Previous Positions

  • University of London, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry 2008- .
  • University College London: Visiting Professor 1991-1995; Royal Institution Professional Research Fellow 1995- .
  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain: Director 1991-1998; Resident Professor of Chemistry 1991-1994; Fullerian Professor of Chemistry 1994-2008; Emeritus Fullerian Professor of Chemistry 2008-.
  • British Associate Director, then Director of Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France 1988-1991.
  • St. John's College, Oxford: Junior Research Fellow, 1963-1965; Official Fellow and Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry, 1965-1988.
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University: Departmental Demonstrator, 1965-1968; University Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry 1965-1988; Ad Hominem Professor of Solid State Chemistry 1988-1991.

Fields of Scholarship

  • synthesis
  • structures and properties of inorganic and metal-organic solids with unusual kinds of physical behaviour such as ferromagnetism and superconductivity

Honours and Awards

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry 1958; Institute of Physics 1996
  • Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, Chemical Society 1971
  • Senior Research Fellow, Science & Engineering Research Council 1977-1982
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Solid State Chemistry 1986
  • Fellow of the Royal Society 1986
  • Du Pont Distinguished Lecturer, Indiana University 1988
  • Honorary Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford 1991; St. John's College, Oxford 1996; University College London 2003.
  • Member, Academia Europaea 1992 (Treasurer 1999-2009; Trustee 2004-2009)
  • Royal Society: Blackett Memorial Lecturer 1994; Bakerian Lecturer 1999
  • French Academy of Sciences: Humphry Davy Lecturer 2002
  • Honorary Member, Materials Research Society of India 1994
  • Honorary D.Sc., University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1994; University of Kent at Canterbury 1999
  • Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Science 1995
  • Birch Lecturer, Australian National University 1997
  • ACL Distinguished Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong 1997
  • Daiwa Adrian Prize for Anglo-Japanese Research Collaboration 1998


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