Professor Peter Bruce elected as Physical Secretary and Vice President to the Royal Society

30 Nov 2018

Peter Bruce
Professor Sir Peter Bruce

Professor Peter Bruce FRS takes up the position of Physical Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society today, Friday 30 November, on the Royal Society’s anniversary day.

“I am thrilled to be taking up the position of Physical Secretary,” said Peter. “To serve the physical and engineering sciences community in the UK and especially to represent the interests of the relevant Royal Society Fellows is an honour. We always live in uncertain times, but these are perhaps more uncertain than most. I shall do all I can over the next five years to support excellence in the physical sciences and engineering. I look forward to working with the Fellows, the President, the other Officers and Staff in the years ahead.”

Peter Bruce was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, and has also previously received the Royal Society Hughes Medal for his distinguished work elucidating the fundamental chemistry underpinning energy storage.

He is currently Wolfson Professor of Materials at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. His research interests embrace materials chemistry and electrochemistry, with a particular emphasis on energy storage, especially lithium and sodium batteries.

Peter’s outstanding research has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards and fellowships. He received the Tilden Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2008, the Carl Wagner Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2011 and the Liversidge Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. He was also selected as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics four years in a row: in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

As well as directing the UK Energy Storage Hub (SuperStore) and a consortium on lithium batteries, Peter is a founder and Chief Scientist of the Faraday Institution, the UK centre for research on electrochemical energy storage.

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