Robert F. Bryan

B.S. University of Glasgow, Scotland

Ph.D. University of Glasgow, Scotland

Robert Bryan was a faculty member of the U.Va. Chemistry Department for 36 years. During his career, Professor Bryan established an international reputation in crystallography and published more than 150 papers in the area. He was born in Rhu, Scotland in 1933, and earned his B.Sc. (1954) and Ph.D. (1957) from the University of Glasgow. His postdoctoral training was at ETH (BAttelle Fellow) and MIT (Alfred P. Sloane Fellow and a NIH Fellow) from 1957 – 1961. In 1961, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Biophysics Department. He joined U.Va. in 1967 as an Associate Professor of Chemistry and became a Full Professor in 1982. He held several offices in the international Union of Crystallography and was an editor of Acta Crystallographica and The Journal of Applied Crystallography. In addition to a very active research career (over 150 publications), Prof. Bryan was the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1970 – 1973.