James Robert Durrant FRS is a professor of Photochemistry in the faculty of Natural Sciences, department of Chemistry at Imperial College London and Sêr Cymru Solar Professor in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. He is the Director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE).
James Durrant at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2017
James Robert Durrant
|Institutions||Imperial College London|
|Thesis||Transient absorption spectroscopy of photosystem two (1991)|
|Doctoral advisor||George Porter|
Durrant was educated at the University of Cambridge and at Imperial College London where he was awarded a PhD in 1991 for research on photosystem II using spectroscopy supervised by George Porter and Jim Barber.
Durrant's research focuses on a range of photochemical applications including solar cells, solar fuel production and photocatalysis, nanomaterials and plastic electronics and has authored over 400 publications, focusing on the charge carrier kinetics which determine materials and device function.
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The Royal Society presents numerous awards, lectures and medals to recognise scientific achievement. The oldest is the Croonian Lecture, created in 1701 at the request of the widow of William Croone, one of the founding members of the Royal Society. The Croonian Lecture is still awarded on an annual basis, and is considered the most important Royal Society prize for the biological sciences. Although the Croonian Lecture was created in 1701, it was first awarded in 1738, seven years after the Copley Medal which is the oldest Royal Society medal still in use and is awarded for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science"George Porter
George Porter, Baron Porter of Luddenham, (6 December 1920 – 31 August 2002) was a British chemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967.James Barber (biochemist)
James Barber (born 16 July 1940) is a senior research investigator and emeritus Ernst Chain professor of biochemistry at Imperial College London, Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Visiting Canon Professor to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.James Durrant (disambiguation)
James Durrant may refer to:
James Robert Durrant, FRS Professor of photochemistry at Imperial College London
James Durrant, (1885 – 1963) Australian army general