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chemist , educator

Kenneth Thomas Leffek was British chemist, educator. Leverhulme fellow University Kent (England), 1967-1968. Fellow Chemical Institute Canada, Royal Society Arts (London; chairman Atlantic Canada chapter 1987-1991); member Chemical Society London, Chemical Institute Canada (national director technical and science affairs 1980-1983, national vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1987).

Background

Leffek, Kenneth Thomas was born on October 15, 1934 in Nottingham, England. Emigrated to Canada, 1959, naturalized, 1966. Son of Thomas and Ivy Louise (Pye) Leffek.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University College, London, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University College, London, 1959.

Career

Assistant professor chemistry Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1961-1967, associate professor, 1967-1972, professor, 1972-1994, dean graduate studies, 1972-1990, professor chemistry, 1990-1994, retired, 1994. Chairman Atlantic Provinces Interuniv. Committee on Sciences, 1975-1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sir Christopher Ingold, a Biography. Contributor articles on physical-organic chemistry to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Chemical Institute Canada, Royal Society Arts (London. Chairman Atlantic Canada chapter 1987-1991). Member Chemical Society London, Chemical Institute Canada (national director technical and science affairs 1980-1983, national vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1987).

Connections

Married Janet Marilyn Wallace, September 26, 1958. Children: Katharine, Geoffrey.

father:
Thomas Leffek

mother:
Ivy Louise (Pye) Leffek

spouse:
Janet Marilyn Wallace

child:
Katharine Leffek

child:
Geoffrey Leffek