UCD School of Chemistry Professor Thomas S. Wheeler Lecture
The Professor Thomas S Wheeler Lecture was established 1964 to commemorate the renowned chemist who was Head of the Department (now School) of Chemistry at UCD from 1945 up to 1962. Prof. Wheeler was also Dean of UCD Faculty of Science and member of UCD's Governing Authority where he was key to the design and plans for the transfer of the Science Faculty from Merrion Street to the purpose built Science Buildings on the new Belfield Campus site. His untimely death in 1962 meant he never saw the completed buildings which he had been so dedicated and enthusiastic in planning.
Prof. Wheeler was Ireland's State Chemist from 1939 to 1945 and from 1931 to 1939 he held the role of Principal and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Science Bombay, India and also acted as a science advisor to the government of Bombay. He assisted with the planning of several new chemistry departments in Indian universities and was a foundation fellow of the National Institute of Science of India.
Professor Thomas S. Wheeler Lecture Series
1996-1997 (opens in a new window)Prof Kees Vrieze
1999-2000 Prof David Brown