TGH Jones Memorial Public Lecture 2014
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- The TGH Jones Memorial Public Lecture commemorates the late Thomas Gilbert Henry Jones, UQ's Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1942-49 and 1960-61. Our speaker this year is Professor David Leigh, of The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
David Leigh obtained his PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1987 and, after postdoctoral research at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, David returned to the UK as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1989. In 1998 he moved to the University of Warwick as Professor of Synthetic Chemistry and in 2001 he took up the Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 2012 David returned to Manchester where he is currently the Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry.
Davidís research interests include the development of new strategies for interlocked molecule synthesis and the design and construction of artificial molecular motors and machines. He has won a number of major international awards including the Izatt-Christensen Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry, EU Descartes Prize and the Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2009.
The TGH Jones Memorial Lecture
This annual UQ public lecture is a memorial to the late Thomas Gilbert Henry Jones, who joined UQ as an assistant lecturer and demonstrator in 1915. Following service in WWI as a munitions and explosives producer, Jones returned to UQ as a lecturer in inorganic chemistry, being promoted to professor and head of department in 1940. During his 50 years of service to UQ he was a member of Senate (1944-68), Dean of the Faculty of Science (1942-49 and 1960-61) and President of the Professorial Board (1951-56). Read more: http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/jones-lecture
Refreshments: 5.00pm onwards at the Abel Smith Foyer (Building 23)
Cost: This event is free
RSVP: Please register at http://ems.gs/3iGO0eyQEp by Wednesday 10 December, 9.00am
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