Reference numberEC/1942/13
Previous numbersCert XV, 36; A05215
TitleNewitt, Dudley Maurice: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationAssistant Professor and Reader in Chemical Technology, Imperial College. Was the author of 12 communications to 'Proceedings' (1923-1931) on combustion at high pressures, partly with W A Bone, F R S, in charge of experimental work relating thereto leading, 'inter alia', to discovery of activation of nitrogen in CO/air mixtures; also of a number of other papers on combustion of hydrocarbons aromatic and aliphatic, establishing the production of phenols and alcohols; equilibrium measurements relating to methanol synthesis (Proc Roy Soc 123, 236, 1929), formation of mixed ethers (Proc Roy Soc 157, 348, 1936) from alcohols and olefines at high pressure. Recognised as authority on high pressure technology (Moulton Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers), having contributed to design of equipment withstanding 20,000 atmospheres, and systematically studied organic reactions at very high pressures. Is author of books on combustion at high pressures (jointly with W A Bone and D T A Townend) and Pt III, 'Chemie Ingenieur' (Akad Verlag, Leipzig, 1938).
ProposersR G W Norrish; G Ingle Finch; S Sugden; R Robertson; H T Tizard; Jocelyn Thorpe
Access statusOpen

Newitt, Dudley Maurice: certificate of election to the Royal Society

Fellows associated with this archive
NA2228Newitt; Dudley Maurice (1894 - 1980)1894 - 1980
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView