Professor Peter Gray

We are very sorry to let members know that Professor Peter Gray, FRS, former Professor and Head of the School of Physical Chemistry, died on 7 June 2012.

Professor Gray came to Leeds from Cambridge in 1955, as a Lecturer in the Department of Physical Chemistry. He was promoted to Reader in 1959 and to a Personal Chair in 1962.  He became Head of Department in 1965, retaining that office until 1988 when he returned to Cambridge as Master of Gonville and Caius College, where he had earlier been both a student and Fellow.

An international authority on the study of combustion systems, Professor Gray’s career was garlanded with many academic honours, including election as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1977.  He was awarded an Honorary DSc by Leeds in 1997.

Read Professor Gray's obituary, including funeral details.

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