The Master and Deputy Principal of the University of St Andrews has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to education.
Professor Colin Vincent, whose research area is electrochemistry with a specific interest in high energy batteries, attended Oban High School and Glasgow University where he was medallist in Chemistry and graduated with B.Sc., Ph.D. and later with D.Sc.
Before coming to St Andrews, he held posts at Glasgow University and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
Starting his St Andrews career on a one-year research fellowship in 1966, Professor Vincent climbed the ranks to become Head of School of Chemistry from 1990 until 1996. He has been Master since 1996, except for the year 2000 when he was Vice Chancellor and Acting Principal.
Professor Vincent is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was awarded the Galvani Medal in 1998.
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