(John David) Ronald THOMAS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-01-02
Education Llandovery GS, Univ of Wales Cardiff (BSc, MSc, DSc, DipEd)
Books & Publications Publications History of the Analytical Division Royal Society of Chemistry (1999); co-author: Calculations in Advanced Physical Chemistry (1962, Hungarian trans 1979, 3 edn 1983), Noble Gases and Their Compounds (1964), Selective Ion-Sensitive Electrodes (1971, Chinese trans 1975, Japanese trans 1978), Dipole Moments in Inorganic Chemistry (1971, Spanish trans 1974), Practical Electrophoresis (1976), Chromatographic Separations and Extractions with Foamed Plastics and Rubbers (1982); Selective Electrode Reviews Vol 1-14 (ed 1979-92); Membrane Electrodes in Drug Analysis (V Cosofret) (trans ed, 1982); over 300 articles in scientific journals on chemical and biosensors, reaction kinetics, separation chemistry and environmental matters
Recreations travel, reading (current affairs and history), Wales
Clubs N/A
Style Prof J D R Thomas
Career blood transfusion trg Clifton Coll and Southmead Hosp Bristol, served RAMC India 1944-47; tech asst Distillers Co Tonbridge 1948, analytical chemist Spillers Ltd Cardiff 1950-51; Glamorgan CC 1951-53; asst lectr Cardiff Coll of Technol 1953-56, lectr SE Essex Tech Coll 1956-58, sr lectr Newport and Monmouthshire Coll of Technol 1958-61, sr lectr and reader UWIST 1961-88, reader then prof Univ of Wales Cardiff 1988-93 (prof emeritus 1994-); visiting prof NEWI (now Glyndŵr Univ) Wrexham 1995-96; hon prof Univ Politehnica Bucharest 1996-; hon course advsr Hong Kong Baptist Univ 1991-2009; RSC: memb Analytical Divnl Cncl 1973-2007 (vice-pres 1974-76, sec 1987-90, pres 1990-92, ed AD News newsletter 1995-2007), memb Cncl 1977-80, 1990-98, 1999-2002 and 2004-05, chm Analytical Editorial Bd 1985-90, schs lectr in analytical chem 1986-87, memb Divnl Affrs Bd 1990-92, memb Professional Affrs and Membership Bd 1993-96, 1997-2000 and 2002-05, memb Educn and Qualifications Bd 1994-2000, advsr for privatisation of UK Lab Govt Chemist 1995-97; memb Cncl: UWIST 1976-79, Univ of Wales Coll of Med 1993-99, Baptist Union of Wales 1994-97; memb Ct: Federal Univ of Wales 1989-2001 and 2002-05 (memb Cncl 1997-2001, memb Investment Ctee 1998-2001, memb Staffing Ctee 2000-03), Univ of Wales Aberystwyth 1995- (benefactor JDR and Gwyneth Thomas Fund); deacon Tabernacl Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Cardiff 1961- (treas 1970-91); sec Baptist Union of Wales Ministerial Superannuation Appeal 1976-78; foreign expert Hunan, North West (Xian) and Shanghai Teachers Univs and Academia Sinica Nanjing 1983 and 1985; visiting prof Japan Soc for the Promotion of Science at Tokyo Inst Technol 1985; T Andrews lectr Queen's Univ Belfast 1973, Commonwealth Fndn lectr CSMC Res Inst Bhavnagar 1978, Moelwyn-Hughes lectr Univ of Cambridge 1988, L S Theobald lectr RSC 2001, Enric Casassas meml lectr Univ of Barcelona 2002; has lectured widely in Europe, Middle and Far East, Aust and USA; memb Govt High Level Mission on Analytical Instrumentation to Japan 1991; RSC Medal and Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry 1981, J Heyrovsky Centenary Medal of the Czechoslovak Acad of Sciences 1990, Medal and Award for Service to RSC 2009; distinguished visiting fell La Trobe (Melbourne) Univ 1989; White Robe Gorsedd of Bards 2000; CChem 1978; FRSC 1960
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