Sir

John Meurig Thomas

University of Cambridge
Area
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Specialty
Chemistry
Member Since
1990
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.
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