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Peter P. Edwards

AKA Peter Philip Edwards

Born: 1949
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Metal-non-metal transition

Sold-state chemist Peter Edwards has investigated condensed matter, the electronic properties of solids and liquids, high-temperature superconductivity, metal nanoparticles, the metal-insulator transition, storage of hydrogen in solids, and sustainable hydrogen energy.

    University: BS Chemistry, University of Salford (1970)
    University: PhD, University of Salford (1974)
    Scholar: Chemistry, University of Salford (1974-75)
    Scholar: Chemistry, Cornell University (1975-77)
    Scholar: Chemistry, Oxford University (1977-79)
    Teacher: Chemistry, Cambridge University (1979-91)
    Professor: Chemistry, Cornell University (1983-87)
    Professor: Chemistry and Materials, University of Birmingham (1993-2003)
    Professor: Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University (2003-present)

    Hughes Medal 2003
    Fulbright 1975
    National Science Foundation Fellowship (1975)
    Royal Society 1996

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Author of books:
The Metallic and Nonmetallic States of Matter (1985, with C. N. R. Rao)
Metal-Insulator Transitions Revisited (1995, with Rao)
The Metal-Non-Metal Transition in Macroscopic and Microscopic Systems (1998)
Encyclopedia of Chemistry (2008)
Turning Points in Solid-State, Materials and Surface State (2008, with Kenneth D. M. Harris)

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