2018 Spiers Memorial Award Winner


Professor Sir David Clary
Professor Sir David Clary
University of Oxford

 

Awarded for original contributions to the quantum theory of molecular systems and chemical reactions which have predicted and explained many experimental results


About the Winner


Professor Sir David Clary FRS has been President of Magdalen College, Oxford since 2005. He leads a research group in the Chemistry Department at Oxford University working on the quantum theory of chemical reactions. 

He was born in Halesworth, Suffolk and attended Colchester Royal Grammar School. He was an undergraduate at the University of Sussex where he has more recently been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science. His PhD in theoretical chemistry was at Cambridge where he was subsequently awarded the Sc.D. He held consecutively the positions of Lecturer at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Reader at Cambridge, Professor at UCL and Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Oxford. He was a Fellow and Senior Tutor at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he is now an Honorary Fellow. 

Sir David has been elected to several academies including the Royal Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2000 he has been Editor of Chemical Physics Letters. He was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign Office from 2009-13 and was knighted in the 2016 Queen's birthday honours for services to international science. 


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