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Honour for Leading Ulster Scientist

1 July 2013

Professor Christopher Hunter FRS today received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), in respect of his contribution to molecular recognition.

A distinguished figure in the field of supramolecular chemistry, Professor Hunter is currently Professor of Chemistry in the University of Sheffield.

Professor Hunter is a native of the Coleraine area, having spent his formative years in Portstewart, where his parents still reside. He attended Portstewart Primary School, and later Coleraine Academical Institution.

He has published more than 150 scientific papers in the world’s leading journals, and has collaborative links with leading pharmaceutical companies including AstraZeneca, Syngenta and Cresset BMD.

His scientific achievements have been recognised with the award – among many other prestigious honours – of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Meldola Medal. In 2008, at the age of 43, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, whose citation described him as ‘ one of the most influential young scientists working in chemistry today.”