Sir Ian Heilbron
Isidor Morris Heilbron
6 November 1886
|Died||14 September 1959(aged 72)|
Early life and education
Heilbron was born in Glasgow on 6 November 1886 and was educated at Glasgow High School and then the Royal Technical College. Following an award of a Carnegie Fellowship he went to the University of Leipzig to study under Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch.
- Lecturer, Royal Technical College, 1909–14
- Served as an officer in British Army, 1910–20, awarded a Distinguished Service Order in 1918 for distinguished service related to operations in Salonika. He was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the Redeemer by the Greek government.
- Professor of organic chemistry, Royal Technical College, 1919–20
- Professor, University of Liverpool, 1920-33 (Heath Harrison Chair of Organic Chemistry)
- Professor, University of Manchester, 1933-8 (Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry, 1935-8)
- Professor, Imperial College, 1938–49
- Director, Brewing Industry Research Foundation, 1949–58
During the Second World War from 1939 to 1942 he worked as a scientific advisor to the Department of Scientific Research in the Ministry of Supply, after 1942 he became a scientific advisor to the Ministry of Production.
Awards and honours
In recognition of his work during war he was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1946 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1931. The American Chemical Society honored him with its highest prize, the Priestley Medal, in 1945.
- Cook, A. H. (1960). "Ian Morris Heilbron. 1886-1959". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 6 (0): 65–85. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1960.0025. ISSN 0080-4606.
- Alan Cook (2004). "Heilbron, Sir Ian Morris [formerly Isidor Morris]". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33799.
- Profile of Ian Heilbron Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "HEILBRON, Sir Ian Morris". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 1920–2015 (2015 ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 25 January 2015. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
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