Philip P. Power FRS, is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of California, Davis.
Philip Power obtained a B.A. from University of Dublin in 1974 and a Ph.D. from University of Sussex in 1977 (under M.F. Lappert). He gained a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (1978–1980) (under R.H. Holm). In 1981 he was appointed to the faculty of UC Davis, where he remains currently as full professor.
- Alexander von Humboldt Award, 1992
- Faculty Research Lecturer, University of Iowa, 1993
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1993
- Reilly Lectureship, University of Notre Dame, 1995
- Werner Lectureship, Trinity College Dublin, 1996
- Membership of Editorial Advisory Board of 14 journals including Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Dalton Transactions, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Heteroatom Chemistry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Polyhedron, Chemistry
- Ludwig Mond Award Royal Society of Chemistry, 2004
- Associate Editor Inorganic Chemistry, 2004
- Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1985–1989
- F. A. Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2005
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 2005
The synthesis, structure, and physical and chemical properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Low coordinate main group and transition metal complexes and multiply bonded compounds of the heavier main group and transition metal elements. Stable Free Radicals and stable Bi-radicaloids. The synthesis of clusters of silicon, germanium, and tin. The development of new sterically crowded ligands to stabilize unusual geometry and bonding.