Elected F.R.S. 1965
Kenneth Denbigh started his career as a physical chemist but his early industrial experience and his wartime work led him increasingly in the direction of chemical engineering and in particular to the study of the thermodynamic and kinetic factors that determine the yield of chemical reactions. He was one of the creators of the field of reaction engineering. His interests later broadened to encompass the philosophical aspects of time, a field on which he wrote extensively during the last part of his career.