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chemist

Geoffrey Kneen, British chemist. Fellow Royal Society Chemistry; member Society Chemical Industry.

Background

Kneen, Geoffrey was born on August 7, 1949 in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. Son of Wilfred Cowper and Dorothy (Blackburn) Kneen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Leeds, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leeds, 1974.

Career

Postdoctoral research fellow, U. Nottingham, England, 1973-1975; research chemist, Wellcome Research laboratories, Beckenham, Kent., 1975-1982; section head, Wellcome Research laboratories, Beckenham, Kent., 1982-1985; section head, G.D. Searle & Limited company, High Wycombe, Bucks., 1985-1986; head synthetic chemistry, Schering Agrochemicals, Ltd., Saffron Walden, Essex., 1986-1989; head chemical research, Schering Agrochemicals, Ltd., Saffron Walden, Essex., 1989-1990; director research, Schering Agrochemicals, Ltd., Saffron Walden, Essex., 1990-1994; also board directors, Schering Agrochemicals, Ltd. head research, AgrEvo United Kingdom Ltd., Saffron Walden Essex, since 1994; also board directors, AgroEvo United Kingdom Ltd., Saffron Walden Essex. Visiting professor U. Reading, since 1991, U. Sussex, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books. Patentee in field of pharmacy.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society Chemistry. Member Society Chemical Industry.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: stamp collecting, tennis, music.

Connections

Married Clare Octavia Hampson, July 7, 1983. Children: Paul Geoffrey, Sarah-Jane.

father:
Wilfred Cowper Kneen

mother:
Dorothy (Blackburn) Kneen

spouse:
Clare Octavia Hampson

child:
Paul Geoffrey Kneen

child:
Sarah-Jane Kneen