Elected: 1989
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor George William Gray CBE FRS FRSE
George Gray was an outstanding and pre-eminent organic chemist who became the world’s leading authority on liquid crystal materials for use in displays. He invented the first stable liquid crystal materials that enabled the LCD technology used in televisions, laptop and tablet computers, mobile phones, iPods, digital clocks and watches and many other items of electronic equipment. He was also inspiring, enthusiastic and a true gentleman, blessed with Scottish charisma, a great sense of humour and considerable modesty.

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