Alan R. Katritzky

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Alan Katritzky
Born Alan Roy Katritzky
(1928-08-18)18 August 1928
London, England
Died 10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 85)
Nationality British, American
Alma mater University of Oxford (BA, DPhil)
Awards FRS[1]
Scientific career

Alan Roy Katritzky FRS[1] (18 August 1928 – 10 February 2014) was a British-born American chemist, latterly working at the University of Florida.[2]


Alan Katritzky gained both his BA and DPhil from the University of Oxford between 1952 and 1958.[citation needed]


Katritzky moved to Cambridge in 1959 to be a postdoctoral research fellow. From 1960 to 1963 he was a founding Fellow and Director of Studies at Churchill College, Cambridge.[3]

He became professor at the University of East Anglia in 1963. In 1980 he moved to the University of Florida, where he ran a research group of some 40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working on synthetic methods, QSPR (quantitative structure–property relationships) and other topics.

Awards and honours[edit]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Boulton, A. John (2015). "Alan Roy Katritzky 18 August 1928 — 10 February 2014". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 61: 225. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2015.0001. ISSN 0080-4606. 
  2. ^ "Alan Roy Katritzky Obituary or Funeral Notice". Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Professor Alan Katritzky FRS, 1928 – 2014". Retrieved 8 March 2014.