Michael J. S. Dewar


Born September 24th, 1918, in Ahmednagar, India. Emeritus Professor at The University of Florida, USA.

Fellow of the Royal Society (1960); Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1966); Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1983); Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford (1974); Tilden Medal of the Chemical Society (1954); Harrison Howe Award of the American Chemical Society (1961); Robert Robinson Medal, Chemical Society (1974); G.W. Wheland Medal of the University of Chicago (1976); Evans Award, The Ohio State University (1977); Southwest Regional Award of the American Chemical Society (1978); Davy Medal, Royal Society of London (1982); James Flack Norris Award of the American Chemical Society (1984); William H. Nichols Award of the Americal Chemical Society (1986); Auburn-G. M. Kosolapoff Award of the American Chemical Society (1988); Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry (1989); WATOC Medal (World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists Meda), (1990).

Author of:

"The Electronic Theory of Organic Chemistry", Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1949. "Hyperconjugation", Ronald Press, New York, 1962. "An Introduction to Modern Chemistry", Athlone Press, London, 1965. "The Molecular Orbital Theory of Organic Chemistry", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969. "The PMO Theory of Organic Chemistry" (with R.C. Dougherty), Plenum, New York, 1975. "A Semi-empirical Life", American Chemical Society, 1992. 593 papers in chemical journals.

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