Prof Mike Beckett

Emeritus Professor


telephone: 01248 382378

Professor Mike Beckett is professor emeritus of inorganic chemistry within the School of Natural Sciences and he is a specialist in the chemistry of boron. He has published more than 150 articles and has co-written a text book ('Periodic Table at a Glance', Wiley, 2006). His research papers on Lewis acidity measurement are internationally recognised and often cited as the 'Gutmann-Beckett method'. Mike Beckett is a Titular Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is also a member of the international advisory committees for the 'International conference on boron chemistry' (Imeboron) and the 'European conference on boron chemistry' (Euroboron).