ICHEME Fellow Clifford Jones has been recognised with a citation from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for his contributions to chemistry and the chemical profession.
Jones, who studied for his undergraduate degree in chemistry and PhD at the UK’s University of Leeds, went to work in Australia from 1978–1995.
“Some of my research in Australia was particularly relevant to that country, two examples being low-ranks coals and combustion of forest materials,” he told The Chemical Engineer.
His early work included tutoring at Macquarie University and studying the use of the Victoria’s brown coal that is burned to produce electricity in the state. From 1987 until 1995, he worked at the school of chemical engineering and industrial chemistry at the University of New South Wales, researching and teaching with a particular focus on combustion science.
He returned to the UK in 1995 to work at The University of Aberdeen, developing a safety engineering course and teaching primarily in thermodynamics. He has since returned to Australia as an adjunct professor at the Gippsland Campus of the Federation University Australia.
“To have been honoured by RACI at this career stage has been a great joy,” said Jones.
His extensive publications include 23 books with the latest titled Lignites: Their Occurrence, Production and Utilisation.
The citation awarded by RACI was established to recognise members who make substantial contributions, especially to the progress of the profession over a period of many years.
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