John Meurig Thomas
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Chemist; Educator; Research organization administrator
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
International Honorary Member
Honorary Professor of Solid State Chemistry. Formerly Master of Peterhouse and Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Pioneer in characterizing the structure, reactivity, and electronic properties of solids and in the design of solid catalysts. Developed new heterogeneous catalysts, many of which are now commercially exploited. Knighted for his services to chemistry and the popularization of science.