Prof Wyn Roberts - PhD DSc FRSC FLSW
Chemistry at University College, Swansea BSc (Hons) in 1952, PhD in 1955. United Kingdom Atomic Energy Research Fellow, Imperial College of Science, London (1955-1957). D.Sc University of Wales (1970). CChem FRSC (1970).
Senior Scientific Officer, National Chemical Laboratory, London (1957-1959). Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Queen’s University, Belfast (1959-1966). Inaugural Chair of Physical Chemistry Bradford University (1966-1979); Head of Department (1971-1974; Dean of Physical Science (1974-1977). Chair of Physical Chemistry, University College, Cardiff (1979); Head of Department (1987-1996); Deputy Principal (1991-1994); Research Professor (1996-2001), Hon. Research Professor (2001-2010);Hon. Fellow Cardiff University (2008).
Awards and Distinctions
Tilden Lectureship and Medal of the RSC (1976); Coates Memorial Lecture, Swansea University (1978); World Bank Professor China (1982); Hon. Professor Xiamen University (1982) Visiting Professor University of Berkley (1985); RSC Award for Surface Chemistry (1985); British Vacuum Council Prize and John Yarwood Memorial Medal; Honorary Fellowship Cardiff University (2009); A G Evans Medal and Memorial Lecture, Cardiff University (2009); Freeman of the City of London (2008).
Relevant Scientific Committees
UGC (Physical Science); SRC and EPSRC; Ministry of Defence (Porton Down); Vice-President of the Farday Division of the RSC and Inaugural Chairman of the Surface Reactivity and Catalysis Group of the RSC; IUPAC (Surface Chemistry Section).
Public Awareness of Science
British Association Invited Lectures: Birmingham (1977); Cardiff (1980); Liverpool (1982); Swansea (1990); Cardiff (1998).