Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry 2012 Winner
Professor Anthony Cheetham
University of Cambridge
For his major contributions to the structural characterization of new and useful mixed metal oxide and framework materials.
About the Winner
Tony Cheetham obtained his D.Phil. at Oxford in 1971 and did post-doctoral work in the Materials Physics Division at Harwell. He joined the chemistry faculty at Oxford in 1974, and then moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991 to become Professor in the Materials Department.
In 1992 he took up the Directorship of the new Materials Research Laboratory, which he led for the first 12 years of its existence. He became the Director of the new-created International Center for Materials Research at UCSB in 2004, and then moved to Cambridge in 2007 to become the Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science.
Cheetham is a Fellow of the Royal Society (1994), the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and several other academies. He has received numerous major awards for his work in the field of inorganic and materials chemistry; these include a Chaire Blaise Pascal, Paris, (1997-9), the Somiya Award of the IUMRS (with C.N.R. Rao, 2004), the Leverhulme Medal of the Royal Society (2008), the Platinum Medal of the IOM3 (2011), and honorary doctorates from Versailles (2006), St. Andrews (2011), and Tumkur (2011).