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Patrick Fowler

Professor Patrick Fowler FRS


Elected: 2012


Patrick Fowler is a theoretical chemist whose research focus lies on the theory, modelling and computation of molecular properties. His work employs tools built around graph theory and symmetry arguments to create predictive models for solving chemical problems.

His many research interests include the calculation, mapping and effects of induced diatropic ring currents, which has applications in the identification and visualisation of aromaticity — the stability of certain flat rings of atoms. He has also investigated the properties of weak complexes, the theoretical chemistry of fullerenes and the properties of ions in crystals.

Patrick has received many accolades in recognition of his work, including the Royal Society’s Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2013, as well as the Corday–Morgan and Tilden Prizes of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1990 and 2004, respectively. He also serves on the editorial team of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Ars Mathematica Contemporanea.

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