Professor Stephen Scott was appointed to a Personal Chair of Mathematical Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds in 1995. He was previously Reader in Physical Chemistry in the School. A Leeds graduate (BSc and PhD) he returned to the University as a lecturer in 1985 after two years postdoctoral work in Australia, and was promoted to Reader in 1992. His research interests involve experimental and theoretical studies of chemical reactions that show `non-linear' behaviour, such as oscillations, chaos and pattern formation. These include combustion reactions and reactions on membrane surfaces.
In 1992 he held a Fulbright Visiting Professorship at West Virginia University. He was Director of the Centre for Nonlinear Studies at Leeds University from 1992-4 and has received several prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry in recent years.
Strongly based on a news item that appeared in the University of Leeds Reporter: circa 1995.
|Professor Stephen Scott giving a presentation at the Combustion Meeting in Honour of Professor B.F. Gray, 11-12 February 1999, Mollymook, NSW, Australia. Photograph by Mark Nelson.|