Four UCL academics elected to Royal Society
4 May 2004
UCL academics feature prominently in this year's list of new Fellows of the Royal Society.
The honours went to: Professor Richard Catlow, Head of the Department of Chemistry, for his pioneering work in computer modelling in solid state and materials chemistry; Professor David Kemp, Institute of Laryngology & Otology, for his discovery that the ear emits sound; Professor William Motherwell, Department of Chemistry, for his discovery, invention and development of a range of new and unusual synthetic methods used in contemporary organic chemistry; and Professor David Preiss, Department of Mathematics, for his seminal contributions to nonlinear geometric functional analysis.
UCL's Provost & President, Professor Malcolm Grant, welcomed the election of the UCL professors as Royal Society Fellows: "Scientific excellence is the hall-mark of the UK's world-class universities, and we are delighted by the awards to four leading members of UCL's scientific community. This is a wonderful individual achievement by Professors Catlow, Kemp, Motherwell and Preiss, and I am delighted that UCL continues to provide the right climate to nurture such outstanding individual talents."
For a full list of this year's New Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, use the link below.
Link: Royal Society