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The John Davidson Symposium: further information

The symposium

The symposium was held on Thursday 13 July and Friday 14 July, 2006, at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA, with a Gala Dinner at Queens' College.

Professor John Davidson MA, PhD, ScD, FRS, FEng, FIChemE, MIMechE

John Davidson joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University in 1952 as a University Demonstrator. He became Professor of Chemical Engineering (Shell Professor from 1978) and Head of Department from 1975 through to his retirement in 1993. In 1999 he was awarded a Royal Medal in recognition of his distinguished work over many years in Chemical Engineering, including fluid flow, process dynamics, gas absorption and fluidization technology. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1974. He continues to be an active member of the department and supervises research in collaboration with other members of staff.

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