Richard Catlow is elected to the Fellowship of the International Science Council (ISC)

28 October 2022

Congratulations to Professor Richard Catlow of UCL Chemistry, who is elected Fellow of the International Science Council (ISC)

Richard Catlow

The Fellowship is an honour awarded to those who champion science in society and in policy-making.

Sir Richard, Professor of Material Catalytic and Computational Chemistry, has worked in the field of computational and experimental studies of complex inorganic materials for more than 40 years. He has been associated with UCL since 1976, was Head of UCL Chemistry from 2002 - 2007, UCL Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences from 2007-14 and is currently a Research Professor in UCL Chemistry.

Alongside his academic contributions, Sir Richard was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004.

The ISC is a global network of science academies and unions which aims to be “A Global Voice for Science”. It has a wide-ranging programme aiming to inform policy at both national and international levels. Its outputs include statements, reports, webinars and initiatives such as the recent work on “refugee and displaced scientists, where it has worked with other science networks including the Inter Academy Partnership (IAP) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). More information on the work of the ISC can be found on its website: (https://council.science/)

Recently, the ISC inaugurated a Fellowship Scheme whose aim is to recognise individuals for their outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council.

The ISC aims to use the fellowship as a resource of expertise on which it can call to provide advice and input to its programmes. In the initial round, 66 Fellows were elected from a wide range of nations and regions, including 3 from the UK: Sir Paul Nurse, (Crick Institute), Geoffrey Bolton (Edinburgh) and Richard Catlow (UCL).