Major Chemistry awards for Bristol staff
22 August 2006
Four members of the School of Chemistry have received prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Professor Guy Orpen has been awarded the Ronald Nyholm Lectureship and Medal for his ‘extensive contributions to the structural chemistry of molecular inorganic compounds and structural systematics by exploration of appropriate databases that have led to a deeper understanding of the factors that control shapes of molecules and how these shapes impact upon their properties and how they interact with their environment’.
Dr Robin Bedford has won the Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship for 2006/7. The citation for the award acknowledges Dr Bedford’s ‘extensive contributions to the understanding of mechanistic chemistry relevant to homogeneous catalysis involving, particularly, C-C bond-forming reactions and C-H bond activation’.
Professor Ian Manners has won the 2005 Award in Main Group Chemistry for‘outstanding research into new routes for the synthesis of rings, chains, and polymers of main group elements and investigations of the properties and applications of the polymers’.
Professor Stephen Mann has been awarded the Joseph Chatt Lectureship and Medal for his ‘leading contributions to the chemical synthesis, characterization and development of complex forms of matter’.