Royal Society of Chemistry celebrates 80th birthday of University Professor Geoffrey Ozin

July 10, 2024 by Arts & Science News

Professor Geoffrey Ozin of the Department of Chemistry recently turned 80, and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) website has created a special collection of articles in his honour, recognizing his long and distinguished career in materials chemistry.

According to the RSC website, the collection serves as “a tribute to his outstanding contributions to materials chemistry and his lasting impact on the scientific community. Widely considered the father of nanochemistry,” it continues, “his work includes pioneering studies of new classes of nanomaterials, mesoporous materials, photonic crystals and nanomachines.”

The special collection — guest edited by Professor Wei Sun (Zhejiang University, China), Professor Le He (Soochow University, China), Professor Wendong Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China), Professor Lu Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Professor Georg von Freymann (RPTU Kaiserlautern-Landau, Germany) and Professor Bettina Lotsch (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany) — aims to reflect the breadth and depth of Professor Ozin’s research interests, inspiring future generations of scientists to continue to push the boundaries of materials chemistry.

Ozin’s career has spanned many landmark discoveries, with the attainment of numerous honours. He continues to maintain an active research group at the Department of Chemistry and is a frequent and lively contributor to Matter of Opinion.

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