The School of Chemistry regrettably announces that, after a period of illness, Professor Roy Johnston sadly passed away on Friday 16 August 2019.
Roy was a great chemist and a wonderful colleague, and his loss is felt by many across the academic community. His friendship and caring mentorship will be missed. If you have any questions, or would like to send messages of condolences to the family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about the funeral arrangements, please visit the news item, Professor Roy Johnston.
Roy Johnston is Professor of Computational Chemistry and Deputy Head of School. He is the School's Director of Research, Chair of the Postgraduate Research Committee of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and represents the College on the University's Graduate School Management Board. He is also a member of the Research Computing Management Board.
Roy has published over 150 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of computational nanoscience and applications of nature-inspired computation. He has also authored a book “Atomic and Molecular Clusters” (2002) and edited several volumes and special issues of journals.
He has received major grants from EPSRC (including a Programme Grant of approximately £2.5M) and the Leverhulme Trust and is on the Management Committee of an EU COST Action on nanoalloys.