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Professor Derek Fray

Professor Derek Fray

Director of Research and Emeritus Professor of Materials fray Chemistry

Overall, about 450 papers have published and about 150 patents have been granted. See Web of Knowledge (http://wok.mimas.ac.uk) for papers and Espacenet (http://worldwide.espace.com) for patents.  

Positions Held

  • 1965-1968             Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. U.S.A                                  
  • 1968-1971            Group Leader, Research Department, Imperial Smelting Corp. Ltd. Avonmouth, Bristol
  • 1971-1990            University Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy,            University of Cambridge.              
  • 1972-1990            Fellow, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1973-1974            Librarian, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1974-1980            Tutorial and Estates Bursar, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1978-1990            Director of Studies in Materials Science and Metallurgy, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1980-1981            Acting Senior Bursar, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1981-1986            Tutorial and Estates Bursar, Fitzwilliam College. 
  • 1986-1988            Senior Bursar, Fitzwilliam College.
  • 1988-1990            Investment and Estates Bursar, Fitzwilliam College
  • 1991-1995            Professor of Mineral Engineering, Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds.
  • 1991-1995           Head of Department, Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds.
  • 1996- 2007          Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  • 1996-2007            Professorial Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2006            Head of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  • 2007 -                  Life Fellow, Fitzwilliam College
  • 2007-                   Director of Research and Emeritus Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials        Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.

 Honours

  • 1967       Matthey Prize
  • 1980       A.I.M.E. Extractive Metallurgy Technology Award
  • 1981       Sir George Beilby Medal and Prize, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
  • 1981       Nuffield - NSERC Visiting Fellowship
  • 1985       Board of Review, A.I.M.E.
  • 1987       Kroll Medal and Prize, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
  • 1988        Elected, Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
  • 1989     Elected, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 1991         John Phillips Medal, Mineral Industry Research Organisation
  • 1995         Elected Honorary Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry.     
  • 1995  University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. 
  • 1996          Appointed Visiting Professor, University of Leeds
  • 2000         Distinguished Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer, TMS
  • 2000         Billiton Medal, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining