Prof Jonathan Connor

Emeritus Professor

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  • 1966,67,69 B.A. (Chemistry, 1st class honours), B.Sc., M.A., University of Oxford, UK.
  • 1969 D.Phil., University of Oxford, UK. Supervisor: M.S. Child.
  • 1969-71 Postdoctoral research associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA with R.A. Marcus (Nobel Laureate).
  • 1971-78 Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Manchester.
  • 1978-91 Reader in Chemistry, University of Manchester.
  • 1979 Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 1983 Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA.
  • 1991-2011 Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Manchester.
  • 1994 Short-term Visitor, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA.
  • 1999 Short-term Visitor, Center for Theoretical Study of Physical Systems, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA.
  • 2005 Short-term Visitor, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, University of Bristol, UK.
  • 2012-to date Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Manchester.


  • 1962-66 Open Smith Exhibition, Christ Church, Oxford, UK.
  • 1962-66 State Scholarship, Christ Church, Oxford, UK.
  • 1966-69 Research Scholarship, Worshipful Company of Salters', London, UK.
  • 1967-69 Senior Scholarship, Wadham College, Oxford, UK.
  • 1973 Meldola Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • 1973 Royal Society European Study Visit Award to Orsay, France.
  • 1977 Marlow Medal, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • 1979 Royal Society-Israel Academy Fellowship.
  • 1983 NATO Senior Scientist Award.
  • 1983 Royal Society of Chemistry Medallion and Prize in Theoretical Chemistry.
  • 1999-00 Tilden Lectureship, Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • 2013-15 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship



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