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Professor Brian Sutcliffe

Brian Sutcliffe

Brian Sutcliffe

Brian Sutcliffe received his initial degree in Physics and Chemeistry from the University of Keele. He studied for his PhD at the University of Manchester between 1959 and 1962 when the University was in its most productive stage in developing large scale computers with Ferranti Ltd. Brian's thesis was on Theoretical studies of the properties of some atoms and small molecules. He spent some years working on Quantum Chemistry in the USA, mainly MIT, then returned initially to Keele but joined the University of York in 1965 initially as a lecturer but rising through the ranks to Professor.

Brian was an early user of Atlas getting much involved with the quantum chemistry activities and being prepared to act as a member of the various user advisory committees. Some history of quantum chemistry and the role played by the Laboratory is given in his history The Development of Computational Chemistry in the United Kingdom , Reviews in Computational Chemistry Vol 10, 1997.

Brian became a Visiting Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1998.