John B Goodenough Award 2013 Winner


Professor Anthony West
Professor Anthony West
University of Sheffield

For his outstanding contributions to our understanding ofstructure-composition-property relationships in oxide-based materials, and their application in solid state devices, and for his preeminent role in promoting materials chemistry.


About the Winner


Tony West obtained his BSc degree in Chemistry at University College Swansea and his PhD at the University of Aberdeen where he worked with Prof F. P. Glasser on silicate chemistry. He was appointed as a lecturer in Aberdeen in 1971 and developed a lifetime interest in the then-emerging field of solid state chemistry with special interest in synthesis of new oxide materials, their crystal structures and electrical properties. He was awarded a DSc from Aberdeen in 1984 and rose through the ranks to become professor of chemistry in 1989 before moving to the University of Sheffield, Department of Materials Science and Engineering as Head of Department in 1999, a post he held until 2007.

He has had a long period of involvement with the Royal Society of Chemistry, first as founding editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry and subsequently established the Materials Chemistry Forum, which has now become the Materials Chemistry Division of the RSC. He organised the First International Conference on Materials Chemistry, MCI, in Aberdeen, 1993 and co-organised the first Materials Discussion, MDI, in Bordeaux, 1998. He also served as President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of IUPAC, 2004-7.

He is a Fellow of the RSC, the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He previously received an Industrial Award in Solid State Chemistry from the RSC, 1996, the Griffiths Medal and Prize from the IOM3, 2008, the Epsilon de Oro Award from the Spanish Society of Glass and Ceramics, 2007, and the Chemical Record Lectureship from the Chemical Societies of Japan, 2009. He has also had numerous visiting posts, including a Catedra de Excelencia visiting professorship at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 2008-9.


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