John W. Mullin

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Professor John William Mullin (22 August 1925 – 11 March 2009) was a British academic and world expert in crystallization.[1][2]

He was born in Cheshire on 22 August 1925, served with the RAF from 1945-48, then studied at the University of Wales, gaining a first class degree in chemistry in 1951.[1] It was there he met Averil who became his wife.[2] (They had a son and daughter.)[1] He then took a postgraduate diploma in chemical engineering at the University of London (1952), and a PhD at the same place in 1955.[1]

His career was at University College London, and he is particularly known for his textbook Crystallization first published in 1951. He was working on the fifth edition when he died[2] on 11 March 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e The Times, 26 May 2009 Obituary: Professor John Mullin: professor of chemical engineering
  2. ^ a b c The Chemical Engineer, May 2009 page 58, John William Mullin, 1925-2009