Brian F. G. Johnson

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Brian Johnson
Born
Brian Frederick Gilbert Johnson

(1938-09-11) 11 September 1938 (age 81)
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsCluster chemistry
Institutions
Academic advisorsCyril Clifford Addison[2][3]
Websitewww.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/bfgj1

Brian Frederick Gilbert Johnson (born 11 September 1938[4] in Northampton, England UK) is a British scientist and emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Cambridge.[3] He was also Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge from 1999 to 2005.[5][1]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson now lives in Cambridge with his wife Christine, whom he met whilst studying in Nottingham. He has 2 daughters, Sally and Amanda, and 4 grandchildren, Tobias, Emily, Alice and Arthur.

Education[edit]

Johnson was educated at Northampton Grammar School[1] and the University of Nottingham where he was awarded Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees.

Research[edit]

During his career, Johnson has conducted extensive research into many different areas of chemistry, most recently on nano particles. He had a long running research partnership with Jack Lewis, with whom he discovered a number of unusual metal carbonyl clusters.[6]

Awards[edit]

Johnson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991. His nomination reads

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JOHNSON, Prof. Brian Frederick Gilbert". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2014 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Lord Lewis Of Newnham; Johnson, B. F. G. (1997). "Cyril Clifford Addison. 28 November 1913--1 April 1994.: Elected F.R.S. 1970". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 43: 3. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1997.0001.
  3. ^ a b Harvey, P. D. (2005). "Honouring Brian F. G. Johnson FRS, FRSE, FRSC, F. Acad. Europa". Journal of Cluster Science. 17: 1. doi:10.1007/s10876-005-0036-7.
  4. ^ The Daily Telegraph - Birthdays 11 September 2010
  5. ^ Midgley, P. A.; Weyland, M.; Thomas, J. M.; Johnson, B. F. G. (2001). "Z-Contrast tomography: A technique in three-dimensional nanostructural analysis based on Rutherford scattering". Chemical Communications (10): 907. doi:10.1039/B101819C.
  6. ^ Jackson, Peter F.; Johnson, Brian F. G.; Lewis, Jack; Nelson, William J. H.; McPartlin, Mary (1982). "The synthesis of the cluster dianion [Os10C(CO)24]2− by pyrolysis. X-Ray structure analysis of [N(PPh3)2]2[Os10C(CO)24] and [Os5C(CO)14H(NC5H4)]". Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions (10): 2099. doi:10.1039/DT9820002099.
  7. ^ "EC/1991/16: Johnson, Brian Frederick Gilbert". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Alan Cuthbert
Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
1999–2005
Succeeded by
Robert Lethbridge