Three Faculty professors elected Fellows of the Royal Society

frsThree professors from the Faculty of Science have achieved one of the greatest accolades in science by being elected Fellows of the Royal Society.

Professor Steven Armes, Professor David Beerling and Professor Tom Bridgeland are named in a list of 50 new Fellows, released today.

Professor Armes has been in the Department of Chemistry since 2004, becoming Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry. He is currently Director of the Sheffield Polymer Centre and Farapack Polymers.

Read Professor Armes’ entry on the Royal Society website

Professor Beerling came to Sheffield in 1994 and is currently Professor of Palaeoclimatology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences. His research focuses on how ecosystems and the environment have evolved.

Read Professor Beerling’s entry on the Royal Society website

Professor Bridgeland came back to Sheffield last year, having previously held a postdoctoral position. He is now Professor of Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Read Professor Bridgeland’s entry on the Royal Society website

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said: “Science helps us to better understand ourselves and the natural world on which we depend. Building scientific knowledge helps us face some of the planet’s biggest challenges such as food shortages, climate change and tackling disease. These scientists who have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society have already contributed much to the scientific endeavour, whether that is in academia, industry or government.”

Richard Jones, the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “We are enormously proud of the achievements of Steve, David and Tom that have led to their election to the Royal Society. All my colleagues at the University of Sheffield join me in congratulating them on this richly deserved recognition of their very substantial contributions to science.”

Read the Royal Society’s press release on the new Fellows

See the full list of new Fellows of the Royal Society

Find out more about Professor Armes’ work – visit his staff page

Find out more about Professor Beerling’s work – visit his staff page

Find out more about Professor Bridgeland’s work – visit his staff page