The progress of mankind is due exclusively to the progress of natural sciences, not to morals, religion or philosophy.

Justus von Liebig, 1866



OCS-2009    |    GEOHET-2011


Prof. D. B. G. Williams


Research Centre for Synthesis and Catalysis Department of Chemistry,
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006,
South Africa

Ferrier Research Centre Victoria University of Wellington
69 Gracefield Rd, Lower Hutt,
New Zealand


Professor Bradley Williams completed his PhD degree in 1995 and spent two years at Imperial College as a postdoctoral fellow. He returned to South Africa to take a position at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and recently also at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

His main research interests cover method development in organic synthesis with a focus on the application of Lewis acids and homogeneous catalysis. He works closely with industry to ensure that his research is relevant to industry needs while contributing fundamentally to the discipline.