Volume 94 Issue 46 | pp. 26-27 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: November 21, 2016

C&EN talks with Neil Carson, British chemistry champion

Engineer transformed catalyst firm Johnson Matthey and helped pave the way for fracking in U.K.
Department: Business
Keywords: materials, Johnson Matthey, automotive catalysts, fuel cells, engineering

Neil A. P. Carson, who retired in 2014 after 10 years as head of the precious-metals and catalysts firm Johnson Matthey, has a passion for engineering and science. And it surfaces readily. As he steers his vintage Jaguar E-Type gently through the bicycle-filled streets of his hometown of Cambridge, England, he enthuses about the car’s iconic design, its four carburetors, the bubbling 12-cylinder engine, its insufficient drum brakes (should he happen to hit the car’s . . .

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