Professor Chris Rhodes

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About me

Gender Male
Location Reading, United Kingdom
Introduction I graduated from Sussex University obtaining both my B.Sc and D.Phil there and then worked for 2 years at Leicester University as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor M.C.R.Symons FRS. I was appointed to a "new-blood" lectureship in Chemistry at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University and then moved to LJMU as Research Professor in Chemistry in 1994. In 2003 I was awarded a Higher Doctorate (D.Sc) by the University of Sussex. In August 2003 I established the consultancy firm, Fresh-lands Environmental Actions, which deals with various energy and environment issues, of which I am Director. My publications run to over 250 articles and 7 books. I write a monthly column for on "Future Energies". I have given invited lectures at many international conferences and university departments around the world, radio and televised interviews and more recently at popular science venues e.g. Cafe Scientifique. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1996), a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (2012) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2016). I am Chair of Transition Town Reading (U.K.), and a Board Member of Scientists Warning Europe (2020).