Authorised form of nameEmeleus; Harry Julius (1903 - 1993)
Dates1903 - 1993
Place of birthPoplar, London,
Date of birth22/06/1903
Date of death02/12/1993
OccupationInorganic chemist
St Leonard's Collegiate School, Hastings; at age 10 moved to Hastings Grammar School; achieved an Exhibition of £30 to The Royal College of Science in London (1921) subsequently Imperial CollegeLondon
Research in inorganic chemistry at the Royal College of Science;
Fellow of Imperial College, London
Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Cambridge (1946-1970)
1932 Harrison Memorial Prize, Chemical Society
1942 Tilden Lectureship, Chemical Society
1954 Liversidge lectureship, Chemical Society
1991 Henri Moissan Prize for Fluorine Chemistry, Germany
Lavoisier Medal, French Chemical Society
Alfred Stock Memorial Prize and Medal, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
Honorary Fellow of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Ghent, Kiel, Lille, Paris, Marquette and Kent, Technischen Hochschulke Aachen
Honorary Member of the Austrian, Finnish, French, German, Indian and Bangladeshi Chemical Societies
Honorary Member of the Finnish Scientific Academy, the Halle Akademie fur Naturforscher Leopoldina, the Gottingen Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Belgium, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences in Catania, the Mediterranean Academy of Science ad the Spanish Royal Society for Physics and Chemistry
CBE 1958
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/03/1946
Age at election42
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1962
RelationshipsSon of Karl Henry Emeleus, Swedish speaking Finn born in Vaasa, on the west coast of Finland, and his mother the daughter of a bishop.
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1996 vol 42 pp 123-150, plate, by Norman N Greenwood
N N Greenwood and J A Spink, 'An antipodean laboratory of remarkable distinction' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 85-105
Royal Society codeNA5920
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/38/3Further copy of report on the visit to GermanyJuly 1948
HWT/38/2Correspondence and papers regarding visit of Todd, Thompson and Emeleus to Germany15-23 July 1948
IM/GA/WS/2566Emeleus, Harry Julius1946
IM/GA/WS/5297Emeleus, Harry Julius1957
EC/1946/06Emeleus, Harry Julius: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/47/40Referee's report by Eric Keightley Rideal, on a paper 'The luminous reduction of selenium dioxide' by Harry Julius Emeleus and J C RileyNovember 1932
RR/71/128Referee's report by Harry Julius Emeléus, on a paper 'The application of semi-conductivity measurements in the study of catalysis on copper oxide' by T J Gray[1948]
HWT/38/1'Report on Visit to Germany, October 1947, by Professor Todd, Professor Emeleus, Dr Thompson, Professor Cook and Professor Melville'1947
MS/824Presentation album, for the 90th birthday of Professor Harry Julius Emeleus22 June 1993
RR/71/114Referee's report by Harry Julius Emeléus, on a paper 'The oxidation of copper and the reactions of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with copper oxide' by William Edward Garner, T J Gray and F S Stone[1948]
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