Tony D. James
|Born||7 October 1964|
Broseley, Shropshire, UK
|Alma mater|| University of East Anglia |
University of Victoria
|Awards||Daiwa Adrian Prize (2013)|
|Institutions||University of Bath|
Tony D. James FRSC (born 7 October 1964) is a chemist who is currently Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bathand recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) is an award conferred by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the United Kingdom.
The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers. The university's main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the city of Bath, and was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the time.
He was educated at the University of East Anglia (BSc, 1986) and the University of Victoria (PhD, 1991). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2012 and received the Daiwa Adrian Prize in 2013.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on a 320 acres campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study. The annual income of the institution for 2016–17 was £273.7 million of which £35.6 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £262.6 million.
The University of Victoria (UVic) is a public comprehensive university located in the Greater Victoria municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Tracing its roots back to Victoria College, which was founded in 1903, the University of Victoria is the oldest post-secondary institution in British Columbia. With an annual research budget of over $100 million, the University of Victoria has funded multiple patents and inventions.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences". It was formed in 1980 from the amalgamation of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society, and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new Royal Charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body. At its inception, the Society had a combined membership of 34,000 in the UK and a further 8,000 abroad. The headquarters of the Society are at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. It also has offices in Thomas Graham House in Cambridge where RSC Publishing is based. The Society has offices in the United States at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, in both Beijing and Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. The organisation carries out research, publishes journals, books and databases, as well as hosting conferences, seminars and workshops. It is the professional body for chemistry in the UK, with the ability to award the status of Chartered Chemist (CChem) and, through the Science Council the awards of Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RScTech) to suitably qualified candidates. The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows of the society who have made major contributions to chemistry and other interface disciplines such as biological chemistry. The names of Fellows are published each year in The Times (London). Honorary Fellowship of the Society ("HonFRSC") is awarded for distinguished service in the field of chemistry.
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