Chemist. Professor of chemistry, Putney College for Civil Engineering, 1850; professor of chemistry, Owens College, Manchester, 1851–7. Lecturer in chemistry, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1857–64. Professor of chemistry, Royal Institution, 1863–9, and at the Royal College of Chemistry, later united with the Royal School of Mines, 1865–85. President of the Chemical Society, 1871–3; of the Institute of Chemistry, 1877–80. Knighted, 1897. FRS 1853.
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