New RSC President

New RSC President

Author: ChemViews

Professor Dominic Tildesley, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EDFL), Switzerland, has become president of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK. He takes over from the current president Professor Lesley Yellowlees.

Dominic Tildesley graduated from Southampton University, UK, in 1973 and after gaining his DPhil from Oxford University, UK, in 1976, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State University, Cornell University, both USA, and Oxford University. He was then appointed as a lecturer at Southampton, where he became a reader, and then Professor of Theoretical Chemistry. He moved to Imperial College, London, as Professor of Computational Chemistry in 1996.
In 1998, Tildesley became Head of the Physical Science Group at Unilever Research Port Sunlight, UK, where he stayed until 2012, by which time he was Vice President of Discover Platforms. After a period at the University of Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France, he took up his current role as director of the European Center for Atomic and Molecular Computation (CECAM; Centre Europeen de Catcul Atomique et Moleculaire) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2013. He is also co-chair with Science Minister David Willetts on the Minister’s UK e-Infrastructure Leadership Group.

Selected publications by Dominic Tildesley:

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