Professor Hoffmann, joint Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1981 and Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus, Cornell University, was made a Doctor of Science of the University of Strathclyde on Wednesday 2 July.
Following the award of the honorary degree, Roald Hoffmann honoured the renowned Scottish chemist Thomas Graham, at a lecture and ceremony in the chemistry department.
Graham was the founding president of the Chemical Society, which is now the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Today’s Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde is housed in the Thomas Graham Building, and the RSC’s Cambridge office, Thomas Graham House, is also named after him.
Following the ceremony was an excellent dinner to thank Prof. Hoffman for an excellent lecture and to celebrate the award of this degree.