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Mills, Prof. Ian Mark free

OBE 2015; FRS 1996

Born 9 June 1930; s of John Mills, MD and Margheurita Alice Gertrude Mills (née Gooding); m 1957, Margaret Mary Maynard; one s one d

Professor of Chemical Spectroscopy, University of Reading, 1966–95, now Emeritus


Leighton Park Sch.; Univ. of Reading (BSc); St John’s Coll., Oxford (DPhil)


Res. Fellow, Univ. of Minnesota, 1954–56; Res. Fellow in Theoretical Chem., Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge, 1956–57; University of Reading: Lectr in Chemistry, 1957–64; Reader, 1964–66; Leverhulme Emeritus Res. Fellow, 1996–98. Mem. and Chm. of various cttees, IUPAC, 1985–2000; Royal Society of Chemistry: Vice-Pres., Faraday Div., 1984–86; Mem., British Nat. Cttee for IUPAC, 1992–2000 (Chm., 1998–2000); Mem. Council, Royal Instn, 2000–03. Pres., Consultative Cttee on Units, Bureau Internat. des Poids et Mesures, 1995–2014 (Hon. Mem., 2014); Chm., Cttee on Symbols and Units, BSI, 1996–2003. Hon. DSc Reading, 2015. Lomb Medal 1960, Fellow 1974, Lippincott Medal 1982, Optical Soc. of America; Spectroscopy Award, RSC, 1990. Editor, Molecular Physics, 1972–77 and 1995–2004


(ed jtly) Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, 1988, 3rd edn 2006; papers in learned jls


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