Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Two New Knights of the Periodic Table

Sir Martyn Poliakoff (RSC)
Hearty congratulations to two chemists receiving 2015 Honours as Knights Bachelor "for services to Chemistry."

Sir Martyn Poliakoff, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, and star of the Periodic Table of Videos.

Sir Simon Fraser Campbell, former senior VP at Pfizer, who helped to discover drugs Viagra, Norvasc, and Cardura.

Scientists recognized with OBEs "for services to Chemistry" included Prof. Ian Mark Mills (Reading) and Prof. Kenneth Richard Seddon (QU Belfast).

Sir Simon Fraser Campbell (Nature)


  1. Caron Robinson is Dame Commander

  2. I can hear it now,

    "Rise, Sir Woody of Pfizer" :-)