Richard Maling Barrer

The Centre is named in honour of Richard Maling Barrer FRS (16 June 1910 – 12 September 1996) who is credited with breakthrough research in polymer membranes and molecular transport in microporous media and establishing the field of zeolite research and its applications in industry. The ‘Barrer’, the unit of gas permeability which is still used today, is named after him. A distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Barrer was also a former Head of the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London.

Find our more about Richard Barrer in the Royal Society of Chemistry feature article 175 Faces of Chemistry