John Cadogan
Professor Sir John Ivan George Cadogan CBE
CBE and C.B.E. are abbreviations for "Commander of the Order of the British Empire", a grade in the Order of the British Empire.Other uses include:* Chemical and Biochemical Engineering...

-in academia:* D.Sc., Doctor of Science* Doctor of Surgical Chiropody, superseded in the 1960s by Doctor of Podiatric Medicine* Dalton State College, Georgia* Daytona State College, Florida* Deep Springs College, California* Dixie State College of Utah...

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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 PLSW FRS (born 1930) is a British scientist, whose speciality is in organic chemistry
Organic chemistry
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Sir John was born in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. He was educated at the Bishop Gore School
Bishop Gore School
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, Swansea
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, and did his first research at King's College London
King's College London
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, under Donald Hey FRS.

He has received numerous accolades for his work during the course of his career, which has spanned the following posts: Director General of the Research Councils; Purdie Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews
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; Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
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; Chief Scientist at the BP Research Centre; Director of Research for BP; Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College, London; and Professorial Fellow at Swansea University
Swansea University
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He is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
Learned Society of Wales
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and in February 2010 was elected its inaugural President and Chair of Council.
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