Peter Day#


Peter Day
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1176
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:pday
Elected:1992




Peter Day passed away May 19, 2020.

Positions Held
  • 2008 University of London, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
  • 1995 University College London: Visiting Professor 1991-1995; Royal Institution Professional Research Fellow
  • 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
  • 1988 - 1991 British Associate Director, then Director of Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
  • 1965 - 1988 St. John's College, Oxford: Junior Research Fellow, 1963-1965; Official Fellow and Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry,
  • 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
  • 1996 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry 1958; Institute of Physics
  • 1971 Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, Chemical Society
  • 1977-1982 Senior Research Fellow, Science & Engineering Research Council
  • 1986 Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Solid State Chemistry
  • 1986 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1988 Du Pont Distinguished Lecturer, Indiana University
  • 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)
  • 1999 Royal Society: Blackett Memorial Lecturer 1994; Bakerian Lecturer
  • 2002 French Academy of Sciences: Humphry Davy Lecturer
  • 1994 Honorary Member, Materials Research Society of India
  • Honorary D.Sc., University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1994; University of Kent at Canterbury 1999
  • 1995 onorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Science
  • 1997 Birch Lecturer, Australian National University
  • 1997 ACL Distinguished Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1998 Daiwa Adrian Prize for Anglo-Japanese Research Collaboration


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