Gerald Cecil Lalor


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General Director


  • International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences, Jamaica


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(+876) 927 1777
(+876) 977 0768
Educated at Univ. College of the West Indies (UWI), 1950 - 1953; Univ. of Cambridge, 1957-1958; Univ. of London, 1960 - 1963; B.Sc., 1953; M.Sc., 1957; Ph.D, 1963. Professor of Chemistry, UWI, 1969-to date; Pro-Vice Chancellor, UWI, 1974-to date; Director, UWI, Distance Teaching Experiment (UWIDITE), 1982-to date; Director, Centre for Nuclear Sciences, 1983-to date. Chemist, 1953, and Chief Chemist, 1954-1960, West Indies Chemical Works Ltd., Jamaica; Assistant Lecturer, 1960, Lecturer, 1960-1963; Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, 1963-1968, UWI, Jamaica; Honorary Research Associate, Harvard Univ., 1966; Reader in Chemistry, UWI, 1968; Head, Dept. of Chemistry, UWI, 1969-1972; Director, Caribbean Regional Communications Study Project,1979- 1982. Awarded: Leverhulme Research Award, Univ. of Cambridge, 1957; Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal, 1979; Commander of the Order of Distinction, 1980; Special Award, Jamaica Society for Scientists and Technologists for the Development of Science, 1981; Gleaner Annual Honour Award, 1984; Order of Jamaica, 1990. Member, New York Academy of Sciences; Fellow, Jamaica Association of Scientists and Technologists; Fellow, Caribbean Academy of Sciences. Research Areas: (i) Applications of nuclear science in agriculture, science and technology, medicine and industry; (ii) Geochemical mapping and trace element / environment relationships; (iii) Science and technology in development and productivity of scientists and research institutions.