UCSB Materials Department Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of the Materials Research Laboratory Tony Cheetham has been conferred as a Knights Bachelor of the Great Britain. The honor of knighthood of the United Kingdom comes from the days of medieval chivalry and is conferred by accolade from the sovereign. The honor of knighthood is given for a pre-eminent contribution in any field of activity. Tony is recognized "For services to Material Chemistry, UK Science and Global Outreach"
Prof. Cheetham's area of research is inorganic and hybrid materials. He has worked on the development of advanced methods for the chemical and structural characterization of polycrystalline materials. His current interests are in the field of functional metal-organic frameworks and hybrid perovskites. read more
More about Tony: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Cheetham