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A number of Oxford scholars, including an Oxford Professor of Chemistry, were recognised for their achievements in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, announced on Friday 10 June.

University of Oxford Department of Chemistry

Professor David Clary, President of Magdalen College and Professor of Chemistry, is knighted for services to international science. Sir David has been President of Magdalen for eleven years. Prior to that he was Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and a Professorial Fellow of St John’s College. He served as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2009 to 2013. He leads a research group studying the theory and computer simulation on the reactions, energy transfer and dynamics of polyatomic molecules. This includes problems in the gas phase, clusters, solid surfaces and biomolecules. Their work links with many areas of chemistry, has close links with several experimental groups, and has many important applications, ranging from atmospheric and astrophysical science to biochemistry. The author of over 300 papers in theoretical chemistry, Sir David is Editor of Chemical Physics Letters and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science.