Royal Society publishes Biographical Memoir of Prof. Robin Clark

8 January 2020

In December 2018 we lost our our friend and colleague Professor Robin Clark. The Royal Society has now published a Biographical Memoir.

Robin Clark

Robin was responsible for developing fundamental aspects of transition metal chemistry and introducing advanced Raman spectroscopic techniques to the department. In his second career following formal retirement he developed microbeam Raman analysis for forensic examination of major artworks and historical artefacts.  In his role as Dean and Head of Chemistry he was responsible for recruiting a wide range of active researchers and teaching staff that were responsible for raising the national and international profile of our department to its current world-leading position.


He was elected FRS in 1990 and remained active throughout his career. Professors Alwyn Davies FRS and Paul F McMillan were invited by the Royal Society to prepare his Biographical Memoir, that is published online today (Jan 8). We hope that you will read this and appreciate his seminal contributions to the chemical and physical sciences as well as to the continued development of our department.

RSC Robin Clark Biographical Memoir