Derek Fray

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Derek Fray
Fields material science
Institutions University of Cambridge
Alma mater Imperial College London
Thesis The conductance of molten salts at constant volume (1965)
Notable awards Beilby Medal and Prize

Derek John Fray FRS, FREng[1] is a British material scientist, and professor at the University of Cambridge.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


Derek Fray was educated at Emanuel School, and earned a BSc, and PhD from Imperial College London.

Career and research[edit]

He is a consultant, to Verde Potash Plc,[8] and White Mountain Titanium Corporation.[9] He was elected a Fellow[1] of the Royal Academy of Engineering[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

He was awarded the Beilby Medal and Prize in 1981.[10] A symposium was held in his name in 2011.[11]


  1. ^ a b c "List of Fellows". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Professor Derek Fray, FRS, FREng — Energy Research at the University of Cambridge". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Derek Fray: Investigator Profiles". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Professor Derek Fray, FRS, FREng". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Verde Potash Plc - Projects - Cerrado Verde Potash - Phase 2: Potassium Chloride - KCl - Professor Derek Fray". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Sanderson, Katharine (2009). "How to breathe on the Moon". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2009.803. ISSN 0028-0836. 
  8. ^ "Verde Ptash Plc : Derek Fray BSc(Eng), MA, Ph.D., ARSM, DIC, FREng, FIMMM, FRSC". Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  9. ^ Corporation, White Mountain Titanium. "White Mountain Appoints Professor Derek Fray as Titanium Metal Technologies Consultant". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Beilby Medal and Prize Winners". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Welcome to Fray International Symposium". Retrieved 8 June 2016.