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Materials scientist

Michael Ronald Philpott, American Chemist. Achievements include research in theories of excitons in organic materials, surface excited states of crystals, applications of surface plasmon spectroscopy to chemical phenomena, computer simulations of electric double layers. E-mail: chmmp@nus.edu.sg. Recipient Williams-Wright award Coblentz Society, 1995; Dreyfus Teacher scholar Dreyus Foundation, 1973, A.P. Sloan fellow Sloan Foundation, 1970-1972.

Background

Philpott, Michael Ronald was born on January 2, 1940 in Bristol, England. Son of Ronald and Edna Philpott. came to the United States, 1965.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University London, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University London, 1964. Doctor of Science in Chemistry, University London, 1973.

Career

From research associate to associate professor University Oregon, Eugene, 1965—1973. Research staff member International Business Machines Corporation Research Division, San Jose, California, 1973-1997. Professor chemistry National University Singapore, 1997—1999, professor materials science, since 1999, head department materials science, 1999—2003.

Deputy director Institute Materials Research and Engineering, 1998—2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in theories of excitons in organic materials, surface excited states of crystals. Research in applications of surface plasmon spectroscopy to chemical phenomena, computer simulations of electric double layers and metal dissolution. Research in fe-senzyme cofactors, prebiotic chemistry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society, Japan Society for Promotion of Science. Member Electrochemical Society, American Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Sandra Maureen Lock, 1964 (divorced May 1980). Children: Clare, Sean.

father:
Ronald Philpott

mother:
Edna Philpott

spouse:
Sandra Maureen Lock

child:
Sean Philpott

child:
Clare Philpott