Professor Alan Carrington

Professor Alan Carrington CBE CChem FRSC FRS
(6 January 1934 – 31 August 2013)

We are saddened by the news that Professor Alan Carrington passed away on 31st August after a long illness.

Alan Carrington served as President of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1997-1998 and played a very supportive role in bringing together the Royal Society of Chemistry and other European societies to create the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

He was one of the foremost spectroscopists in the UK, if not the world. Educated at the University of Southampton, B.Sc, 1955, Ph.D under the supervision of Martyn Symons working on esr spectroscopy, 1959. His successes included many prizes of the Royal Society of Chemistry [or its forebears], the Harrison Memorial Prize 1962; the Meldola Medal 1963; the Marlow Medal [of the then Faraday Society] 1966, the Corday Morgan Medal 1967, the Tilden Lectureship and Prize, 1972, The Faraday Medal 1985, and the Longstaff Medal 2005.

You can read an Obituary of Alan Carrington written by David Philips here.

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2 Responses to “Professor Alan Carrington”

  1. Dr Trevor Griffiths says:

    It is a pleasure to have my memories of Alan re-activated. I was in Martyn Symons’ lab when he returned from the States and spent much of his final PhD year writing up his thesis plus his American results. I always enjoyed and admired his piano accompaniment for the Southampton University Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Society’s presentations. I also remember him, as captain, telling me off for dropping a hard chance in a University cricket match! Alan was certainly a person who deserves the appellation “polymath”. My condolences to his beautiful wife Hilary, especially so since I understand her situation as my partner died very recently.

  2. May God bless him.

    Best Regards
    Ilmu Kimia

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