Richard Guy Compton#

Richard Guy Compton
Membership Number:4036
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2011 - present Aldrichian Praelector, Oxford University
  • 1996 - present Professor of Chemistry, Oxford University
  • 1985 - 1996 University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
  • 1985 - present Tutorial Fellow at St John's College, Oxford
  • 1981 - 1985 Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Liverpool University
  • 1980 - 1981 Junior Research Fellow, The Queen's College, Oxford; SERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (personal award)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Computational and theoretical electrochemistry
  • Chemical sensors
  • Mass transport
  • Physical and analytical electrochemistry
  • Electron transfer theory
  • Room temperature ionic liquids
  • Nanoscience

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (see )
  • 2014 Khwarizmi Award, see:
  • 2013 ERC Advanced Grant, 'Nano-impacts'
  • 2013 Professeur Invite, University of Rennes, Bretagne, France
  • 2011: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Visiting Professor, Institute of Physical Sciences, Hefei, China
  • 2011: Sir George Stokes Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) for translating original and fundamental insights in interfacial charge transfer mechanisms and their kinetics into innovative and robust analytical sensing protocols revolutionising the field of electroanalysis’
  • 2010: Elected Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2009: Amundsen Lecturer, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2009: Honorary Doctorate from National University of Radioelectronics, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • 2006: Tilden Lecturer (Physical Chemistry) of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2006: Breyer Medal The Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 2004: Elected Lifelong Honorary Professor, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • 2004:Alexandro Volta Medal of the European Section of The Electrochemical Society
  • 2003: Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • 1999: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1999 Royal Society of Chemistry Medal in Electroanalytical Chemistry, cited as ‘distinguished for his contributions to electroanalytical chemistry, especially the development of electrode surface activation techniques, which are very relevant to industrial electroanalytical measurements in complex and demanding media’
  • 1998: Research Medal of the Worshipful Company of Dyers for the ‘application of the channel flow cell to the investigation of dyeing kinetics and mechanisms: new perspectives on dyeing processes’
  • 1998 Honorary Doctorate, Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu, Estonia
  • 1994: Royal Society of Chemistry Medal in Electrochemistry

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