Robinson, Robert, (OAM, Kt.cr) (1886-1975)

Also known as
Robinson, Robert, (Sir) (1886-1975)
Robinson, Robert (1886-1975)
Field of activity
Organic chemist
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Biographies

Sir Robert Robinson was Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University from 1930-1955 and spent 3 years at the University of Sydney (1913-1915) as Professor of Organic Chemistry (Pure and Applied). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1947 for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids. Robinson has received many other honours including a knighthood in 1939, the Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur and Order of the Rising Sun, 2nd class (Japan).

  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry (Pure and Applied) at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Heath Harrison Professor of Organic Chemistry in Liverpool, UK
  • Career position - Director of Research at the British Dyestuffs Corporation Ltd
  • Career position - Professor of Chemistry at St Andrews, UK
  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at University College, London
  • Award - Bakerian Lecturer for the Royal Society
  • Award - Davy Medallist of the Royal Society
  • Award - Longstaff Medallist of the Chemical Society
  • Career position - Wayneflete Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford
  • Award - Royal Medallist
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
  • Award - Paracelsus Medallist of the Swiss Chemical Society received
  • Career position - President of the Chemical Society
  • Award - Copley Medallist of the Royal Society
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society
  • Award - Albert Gold Medal received from the Royal Society of Arts
  • Award - Franklin Medal received from the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
  • Award - Nobel Prize for Chemistry received
  • Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) received
  • Award - Priestley Medal received from the American Chemical Society
  • Career position - President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Hofmann Medal received from the German Chemical Society
  • Career position - President of the Society of Chemical Industry
  • Award - Flintoff Medal received from the Chemical Society

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Robinson, Robert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir Robert Robinson: a Contemporary historical assessment and a personal memoir
    Birch, A. J.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 109, 3/4, 151-160
  3. Investigating a Scientific Legend: the Tropinone Synthesis of Sir Robert Robinson, FRS
    Birch, Arthur J.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 47, 277-296
  4. Sir Robert Robinson - Biography
    Published: 1996
    Series: Nobel e-Museum
  5. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1947 'for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids'
    Published: 1996
    Series: Nobel e-Museum
  6. James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987
    Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 299-313
  7. Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986
    Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 273-297

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