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Mike Ashfold elected President of RSC Faraday Division

Professor Mike Ashfold

Professor Mike Ashfold

16 September 2008

Professor Mike Ashfold of the School of Chemistry has been elected as the next President of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The Faraday Division provides a forum for physical and biophysical chemistry, molecular and chemical physics and theoretical chemistry. Its activities include the organisation of the Faraday Discussions, which are published in full, and special meetings that include lectures associated with the various honours and awards of the Division and the RSC.

Professor Ashfold will hold the Presidency for three years from July 2009. Previous Presidents of the Faraday Division include two former Bristol physical chemists, Professors Douglas Everett (who held the post from 1976-77) and Ron Ottewill (President from 1989-91).

Professor Tim Gallagher, Head of the School of Chemistry, said: ‘President of the Faraday Division is a very important position, both within the RSC itself and internationally. This appointment reflects directly on Mike’s standing within the chemistry community and the respect that that community has for him.’

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