Prof. Dr. The Lord Porter
|Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) Prof.Dr. The Lord Porter OM kt BSc MA PhD ScD FRS HonFIC Hon.FRSE Hon.FRSC Dr.h.c.mult MAEur FANAS FAAAAS FAAPS FAPontifical Acad. Memb.Inst.mult.
Prof. Porter is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern age. Lord Porter has held and still holds an unprecedented number of positions at the highest level in science including assistant director of research, university of Cambridge; professor of physical chemistry, Firth professor and head of department of chemistry, university of Sheffield; professor of chemistry, The Royal Institution; director of The Royal Institution, Fullerian Professor of chemistry and emeritus professor of the Royal Institution; President of The Royal Society; chancellor, university of Leicester; Gresham professor of astronomy; professor and chair, centre for photomolecular sciences, Imperial college of Science, Technology and Medicine; President Comite Int. de Photobiologies, president of the Chemical Society; member Aeronautical Research Council; member of Council Open University; member Science Research Council; president Research and Development Society; member RSA Council; direcor of Applied Photophysics Limited; president The Association for Science Education and president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been honoured with numerous world awards including a medal from UNESCO, The Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Davy Medal, Kalinga Prize, Robertson Prize, Rumford Medal, Communications Award of the European Physical Society, Faraday Medal, Longstaff Medal and The Michael Faraday Award. Lord Porter has given many eminent lectures which include, The Humphry Davy Lecture at The Royal Society and The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (BBC). He has been awarded many doctorates from universities throughout the world together with Hon. memberships of some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Lord Porters publications include, Chemistry for the Modern World and Progress in Research Kinetics and has numerous scientific papers to his name. . His television series include Laws of Disorder, Young Scientist of the Year, Time Machine and the Natural History of a Sunbeam. Lord Porter is unique in having a science Medal named after him in his honour, and in his own lifetime. It is to such great men that all scientists should see the reasoning in what they are doing, in that it is for the benefit and future of the whole of humanity.