Jack Edward Baldwin
Sir Jack Baldwin
Jack Edward Baldwin
8 August 1938
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
|Known for||Baldwin's rules|
|Institutions||University of Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||Derek Barton|
|Doctoral students||John Sutherland|
Sir Jack Edward Baldwin FRS (born 8 August 1938) is a British chemist. He is a former Waynflete Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford (1978–2005) and the former head of the organic chemistry at Oxford.
Baldwin was educated at Brighton Grammar School and Lewes College Grammar School. He attended Imperial College, London (BSc, DIC, PhD). He received his Ph.D. working under the direction of Sir Derek H.R. Barton, FRS, Nobel Laureate.
Career and Research
Baldwin spent most of the years 1969–1978 at MIT, where he published his most significant work — Baldwin's rules for ring closure reactions. In 1978, he moved to Oxford to become head of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory. The laboratory formally closed in 2003, but his group moved to the new research facility, the Chemistry Research Laboratory on Mansfield road, and he is still[when?] an active researcher at Oxford.
Awards and honours
- 1978 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
- 1984 Paul Karrer Gold Medal at the University of Zurich
- 1994 Elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- 1997 Invested as a Knight Bachelor
- 2002 Nakanishi Prize
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 230. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Anon (1978). "Jack Baldwin FRS". royalsociety.org. London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17.
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
- "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian Media. 8 Aug 2014. p. 39.
- "Interview with Baldw in Chem. Commun., 24 January 2006". Archived from the original on 11 October 2006.
- Jack Edward Baldwin publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
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