Professor Joe Connor, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Physical Sciences, died on 14 April 2018. Professor Connor was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 1981 and was Director of the Chemical Laboratory from 1981 to 1990. He was appointed Dean of Natural Sciences in 1988, and in 1990 he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (until 1996). Before Kent, he had been at Manchester.
His research interests included organometallic chemistry and then later in his career specialising in thermochemistry of organometallics. He enjoyed teaching and was a clear minded and calming influence in the Chemistry Laboratory and Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Professor Mark Burchell
Dean of Sciences
There will be a funeral service for Joe Connor at St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church on Monday 30 April 2018 at 14.30. On Tuesday 1 May at 11.00, there will be a celebration of Joe Connor’s life. This will be held at the University’s Darwin College, Conference Suite 1.