Thomas Patterson

Biography of Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson
Thomas Patterson

Thomas Stewart Patterson (1872-1949) was the first Gardiner Professor of Chemistry at the University, from 1919 until 1942. He was a member of Court from 1933.

Gardiner studied at Glasgow Technical College, the University of Heidelberg (PhD 1895) and Mason University College, Birmingham, and he was awarded a DSc by the University for his thesis Studies in optical superposition. Patterson was Demonstrator and then Assistant Lecturer at Yorkshire College in Leeds before his appointment in 1904 as Waltonian Lecturer and Lecturer in Chemistry at the University. Patterson's main research interests were in the fields of optical activity, optical superposition, the rate of transformation of certain organic compounds and chemico-historical subjects.


Thomas Patterson

Born 1872, Greenkck.
Died 14 February 1949.
University Link: Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: DSc, 1911; LL.D, 1943;
Occupation categories: chemists
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Record last updated: 1st May 2013

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