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George Michael Michael Sheldrick

crystallographer , chemistry professor

George Michael Sheldrick, British chemistry professor, crystallographer. Achievements include authorship of widely used computer programs for crystal structure determination; mineral sheldrickite named in his honor. Fellow: Royal Society (London).

Background

Sheldrick, George Michael was born on November 17, 1942 in Huddersfield, Great Britain. Son of George and Elizabeth.

Education

Student, Huddersfield New College. Student, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Career

Fellow, Jesus College Cambridge and University Demonstrator/Lecturer, Cambridge University 1966-1978. Professor, of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Gottingen since 1978. Author of widely used computer programme for crystal structure determination (SHELX).

Meldola and Corday-Morgan.

Achievements

  • Achievements include authorship of widely used computer programs for crystal structure determination. Mineral sheldrickite named in his honor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society (London).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chess, tennis.

Connections

married Katherine E. Herford, 1968. 4 children.

father:
George Sheldrick

mother:
Elizabeth Sheldrick

spouse:
Katherine E. Herford