The University of
Bradford's J B Priestley library was recently presented with Emeritus
Professor Derek Long's new book "The Raman Effect".
First published in
April 2002 and already sold out; "The Raman Effect" is set to become the
definitive monograph on the subject and comprises some 600 pages. Raman
Spectroscopy examines light scattered by substances to determine their
molecular composition and structure.
librarian (Academic Services) of the University's JB Priestley library,
John Horton (right) was recently presented with Emeritus Professor Derek
Long's new book 'The Raman Effect'
Derek came to the
University of Bradford in 1966 as the first Professor of Structural Chemistry
and he played a key role in the development of the School of Chemistry
in teaching and research. He also established Bradford as an internationally
recognised centre of excellence for research in Raman Spectroscopy and
attracted research workers from many countries around the world.
In 1982, the University
created a special Molecular Spectroscopy Unit where Derek worked as Director
until he retired in 1992 and was created an Emeritus Professor. During
his university career, fifty of the sixty-seven students under his supervision
who received DPhil or PhD degrees were Bradford University students.
He said: "I am glad
to be able to present this book to the University of Bradford - a place
with which I have had close links throughout my career."