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Residence  Ireland
Nationality  Irish

Name  James Apjohn
James Apjohn Portrait of James Apjohn Royal Society Picture Library
Born  1 September 1796 Sunville, Limerick Ireland (1796-09-01)
Institutions  Trinity College, Dublin
Alma mater  Trinity College, Dublin
Died  June 2, 1886, Blackrock, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Education  Trinity College, Dublin

James Apjohn (1 September 1796 – 2 June 1886) was the Irish chemist known for the discovery of new minerals.

Life

Apjohn studied at Trinity College, Dublin medicine, gaining an M.B. in 1822.

About 1824 he was appointed lecturer for chemistry at a medical school in Dublin and in 1839 was awarded the Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy for his work on the Specific Heats of Gases. In 1850 he was appointed professor for chemistry at Trinity College, although he had been professor for Geology at the University since 1841.

He discovered several new minerals apjohnite and jellettite.

References

James Apjohn Wikipedia


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