Elected F.R.S. 1951
In the early 1930s there was a reluctance to believe that molecules could have molecular masses upwards of 50 000 Da. In 1938 Geoffrey Gee began a fundamental study of polymer solutions that finally removed this doubt. His ultimate achievement was to secure the place of natural rubber against the growing competition from synthetic rubbers. In 1953 he moved on to a distinguished academic career at the University of Manchester.