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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


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Chris Hunter was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy in a ceremony in Dublin on 29th May.

Professor Hunter, who is the department's Herchel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry, is a world-leading authority on physical organic and supramolecular chemistry.  He was elected for fundamental contributions to understanding the role that weak interactions between molecules play in chemistry, molecular biology and materials science.  

2015 is the 230th anniversary of the Royal Irish Academy—Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities. Since its foundation in 1785, membership of the RIA has been keenly competed for, as it is the highest academic honour in Ireland. Those elected use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name.