Ronald James Gillespie

Physical Chemistry

Developed VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) Theory

Birthdate
August 21, 1924

Birthplace
London, England

Family Members

    Title
    Professor Emeritus

    Office
    Department of Chemistry, McMaster University

    Status
    Semi-retired

    Degrees
    • BSc, University College, London, 1944
    • PhD, University College, London, 1949

    Awards
    • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1953
    • Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, 1960
    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1965
    • Noranda Award (Chemical Institute of Canada), 1966
    • Canadian Centennial Medal, 1967
    • Union Carbide Award (Chemical Institute of Canada) for Chemical Education, 1976
    • Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977
    • Chemical Institute of Canada Medal, 1977
    • Fellow of the Royal Society, London, 1977
    • Tory Medal (Royal Society of Canada), 1983
    • McMaster Students Union Award for

    Last Updated
    October 16, 2001

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