Sir Derek Barton Gold Medal 2016 Winner


Professor Keith U. Ingold

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Professor Keith U. Ingold
National Research Council of Canada

 

Awarded for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of free radical chemistry


About the Winner


Keith Ingold was born in 1929 in Leeds to two very distinguished research chemists, Edith Hilda (Usherwood) Ingold, and Christopher Kelk Ingold. Having no desire to play cricket for Yorkshire, or anywhere else, he fussed in his crib until his parents gave in and the family moved to London. He was then about one year old. Between the ages of 10 and 17, Keith attended at least 7 different schools- wartime disruptions rather than (well-deserved) expulsions. 

From high school he moved to University College London, graduating with a BSc (Hon Chem) in 1949. Two years at Oxford provided a shining new DPhil which allowed him to immigrate to Canada in 1951 and start his career at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). After four years of post-doctoral work (Ottawa and Vancouver) he accepted a position in the NRC's Division of Applied Chemistry. He retired (sort of) from the NRC on his 81st birthday.


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