Previous Heads of School

1884-1903 | 1903-1930 | 1930-1942 | 1943-1948 | 1948-1969 | 1969-1982 | 1982-1990 | 1990-1999 | 1999-2009

Professor James J Dobbie

Professor James J Dobbie

1884-1903

Born in 1852, MA Glasgow University, FRS 1904
Research Interests: Alkaloid Chemistry, Geology, Agricultural Chemistry, Absorption Spectroscopy
Other Honours: Knighted 1915, President of the Chemistry Society

Professor Kennedy J P Orton

Professor Kennedy J P Orton

1903-1930

Born in 1872, MA Cambridge University, FRS 1921
Research Interests: Geology, Physical Organic Chemistry, Ornithology

 

Professor John L Simonsen

Professor John L Simonsen

1930-1942

Born in 1884, BSc Manchester University, FRS 1931
Research Interests: Natural Product Chemistry, Terpenes
Other Honours: Knighted 1948, Davy Medal 1950

Professor Edward D Hughes

Professor Edward D Hughes

1943-1948

Born in 1906, BSc Bangor University, FRS 1949
Research Interests: Physical Organic Chemistry, Chemical Reactivity
Other Honours: Medola Medalist of the Chemistry Society 1936

Professor Stanley Peat

Professor Stanley Peat

1948-1969

Born in 1906, BSc Birmingham University, FRS 1948
Research Interests: Carbohydrate Chemistry, Sugars and Polysaccharides

Professor John Sheridan

Professor John Sheridan

1969-1982

Born in 1918, BA Oxford University
Research Interests: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy, Microwave Spectroscopy

Professor Charles Stirling

Professor Charles Stirling

1982-1990

Born in 1932, BSc St Andrews, FRS 1986
Research Interests: Physical Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry
Other Honours: RSC Award for Reaction Mechanisms (1988); Royal Society/BAAS Millennium Award and Fellowship (1999). President: Perkin Division of the RSC (1989-91); President: Chemistry Section British Association for the Advancement of Science (1990)

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Professor Mark S Baird

Prof Mark Baird

1990-1999

Born in 1945, BSc University of London, Queen Mary College
Research Interests: Small Ring Chemistry, Natural Products containing cyclopropane and cyclopropene

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Dr John N Macdonald

Prof John Macdonald

1999-2005

Born in 1942, BSc University of Glasgow

Research Interests: Microwave spectroscopy, Computational chemistry

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Professor Maher Kalaji

2005-2009

Born in 1959, BSc University of Southampton

Research Interests: Electrochemistry and Sensors