John Meurig Thomas

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Sir John Meurig Thomas or JMT FLSW FRS FRMS (15 December 1932 – 13 November 2020) was a Welsh scientist, educator, university administrator, and historian. He was known for his work on heterogeneous catalysis, solid-state chemistry, and surface and materials science.[1][2]

From 1986 to 1991, he was Director of the Royal Institution. In 2016, he was awarded the Royal Medal. Thomas was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Thomas died on 13 November 2020 at the age of 87.[3]

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  1. Somorjai, G. A.; Roberts, M. W. (2003). "A Tribute to John Meurig Thomas: Llongyfarchiadau ar eich penblwydd". Topics in Catalysis. 24 (1–4): 3–4. doi:10.1023/b:toca.0000003335.51469.58. S2CID 94423899.
  2. "Sir John Meurig Thomas". BBC Radio Wales. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. "Y gwyddonydd, yr Athro Syr John Meurig Thomas, wedi marw" (in Welsh). BBC Cymru Fyw. 13 November 2020.