Roger Sheldon#

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Membership Number:1811
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2015-2020 University of the Witwatersrand, School of Chemistry, Distinguished Professor of Biocatalysis Engineering.
  • 2008-2012 Leuven University (Belgium) Professor (Part Time)
  • 2002-2015 CEO and founder of CLEA Technologies
  • 1991-2015 Delft University of Technology, Professor of Biocatalysis & Organic Chemistry (since 2007 as emeritus professor)
  • 1980-1990 DSM-Andeno, Fine Chemicals, Vice President R&D
  • 1969-1979Koninklijke Shell Laboratories, Amsterdam, Research Chemist
  • 1958-1964 Boots Pure Drug Co., Laboratory Technician

Fields of Scholarship

  • Biocatalysis
  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Green chemistry

Honours and Awards

  • 2015 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2010 Biocat 2010 award for outstanding achievements in Biocatalysis
  • 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry Award
  • 2006 Green Chemistry Presidential Challenge Award (USA)
  • 2005 1st EuCheMS Lectureship, “Combining organometallic catalysis and biocatalysis in catalytic cascade processes” FECHEM conference, Budapest.
  • 2001 Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Prof. K.Venkataraman Award for outstanding contributions to Chemical Technology.
  • 1999 Doctor Honoris Causa Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 Elected Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1997 Paul Rylander Award, Organic Reaction Catalysis Society
  • 1997 Fellow Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 1982 Berzelius Medal in Catalysis (University of Lund, Sweden)
  • 1979 Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Hydrocarbon Oxidation Chemistry
  • 1974 Royal Society of Chemistry Essay Prize for the essay “Chemistry and the Quality of Life”

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