Donald Charlton Bradley

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Donald Charlton Bradley
Born (1924-11-07)November 7, 1924
London, United Kingdom
Died December 20, 2014(2014-12-20) (aged 90)
Nationality British
Alma mater Birkbeck, University of London
Occupation Chemist
  • Joy Hazeldean (1948–1985 [her death])
  • Ann Levy (1990–2014 [his death])
  • 1 son (with Joy Hazeldean)
  • 1 stepdaughter (from Ann Levy)
Awards Royal Medal

Donald Charlton Bradley CBE FRS, (7 November 1924 – 20 December 2014) was a British chemist, who won the Royal Medal in 1998.[1]


He earned a first-class Bachelor’s Degree in 1946, a PhD in 1950 and a DSc in 1959, from Birkbeck, University of London. He was Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London, from 1965 to 1983.[1]

Bradley was recognized for his work on the chemistry of metal-alkoxides and metal-amides, their synthesis, structure and bonding, and for his studies of their conversions to metal-oxides and metal-nitrides. His advances are presently being applied in microelectronics and chemical vapor deposition.[2]

Bradley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1977 and was a faculty member of Imperial College.

He died on 20 December 2014.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Professor Donald Bradley FRS". Birkbeck, University of London. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  2. ^ The Royal Society website Archived August 11, 2011, on Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "BRADLEY - Deaths Announcements". Telegraph Announcements. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Sir John Meurig (2015-03-13). "Professor Donald Bradley: One of Britain's foremost inorganic chemists". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-22.