William Sefton Fyfe (b.1927) is a geochemist who received his Ph.D. in 1952 in chemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Geology in 1952-54, Assistant Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1955, then Reader in Chemistry at Otago from 1955-1958, Professor in Geology at Berkeley, California, from 1959-1965, then Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London, England, from 1968-1972, as well as Royal Society Research Professor in Geochemistry, at Manchester, U.K., from 1966-1972. In 1972, Fyfe was appointed Chair of the Geology Department at the University of Western Ontario. He remained in that post until 1983, was Professor in the department until 1990, and Emeritus Professor since then. As well, Fyfe was Dean of the Faculty of Science at UWO from 1986-1990.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Robert Jedicke and Peter Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 54175