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Professor Motherwell honoured by Royal Society of Edinburgh

12 March 2007

Professor Willie Motherwell, the Alexander Williamson Professor of Chemistry, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Professor Motherwell

Fellowships are given each year to leaders in a variety of fields, who are 'of national and international standing, based on quality of innovative contributions to their field, or professional standing and achievement in public service'. Professor Motherwell leads an international research group conducting work in the fields of organic synthesis, preparative radical reactions, metal catalysed reactions, organozinc carbenoids and selective fluorination.

Of his award, he said: "I was both surprised and delighted to be recognised by my homeland."

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