Robert Honeycombe

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Sir Robert William Kerr Honeycombe, FREng, FRS (2 May 1921 – 14 September 2007)[1] was a Goldsmiths' Professor of Metallurgy and Professor Emeritus of the University of Cambridge. He was an Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Honeycombe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in March, 1981 and served on the council.[2] He was knighted in 1990.

He was awarded the Beilby Medal and Prize in 1963.[3]


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