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Educational Background

B.S. Imperial College (London University), England 1976

Ph.D. Imperial College 1978 (Ph.D. advisor:  Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College 1978-80 (postdoctoral advisor: Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson)



1983 The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences, Teaching Excellence Award in Chemistry
1983 Meldola Medal and Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry in concurrence with the Society of Maccabaeans (Best British Chemist under the age of 30)
1985-87 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow



Richard Jones was born in England in 1954. His university education was at the Imperial College of Science and Technology (London University), England, where he received the following degrees:  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1st Class Honors) in 1976, Doctor of Philosophy and Diploma of Imperial College in 1978 (supervising Professor: Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1973).  He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson from 1978 to 1980 at Imperial College, after which time he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. Assistant professor: 1980-1986, associate professor 1986-1988, full professor 1988-present.