Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Principia Scientific International unveils a new leadership team.

                                 Principia Scientific International(PSI) has just revealed a new leadership team with Imperial College`s John Sanderson the immediate past president of the Royal College of Sciences Association as the new PSI Chairman.  John is a physicist by training and an experienced and skilled administrator.  John will focus on extending PSI`s reach, not only further into academia, but also  where a truly independent voice on scientific issues needs to be heard.  John takes over from Professor Timothy Ball former Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg who guided PSI through its first two formative years.  
                                 With PSI`s growing worldwide membership two new vice chair positions have been created to cope with the demands.  Serving as vice chair (North) will be Dr Pierre Latour, an internationally respected Chemical Engineer of few peers.  Dr Latour`s alma mater, Purdue University`s School of Chemical Engineering has honoured him with their Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award.  Pierre has published 68 papers and was Control magazine`s Engineer of the Year.  He assumes responsibility for guiding PSI in North America and Europe.   The second vice chair is John N. W. Elliston a chemical geologist by training who will be serving as Vice Chair(South) where he will have an open brief to expand PSI`s network of business and academic contacts throughout Australasia.  He has prepared 103 scientific papers and reports and is holder of the Order of Australia for his services to the Australian mining industry.
Report from Terri Jackson membership officer Principia Scientific International


  1. Submitted by Pete Ridley 5 May 2013 22:40

    Hi Terry,

    Who are you guys trying to kid? I had an interesting chat with John Sanderson and the saying " all that glitters is not gold" springs to mind.

    More on that in section 3.1 of "SpotlightON - PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd" (

    Best regards, Pete Ridley (

  2. You and your readers (if you have any) may be interested in my latest update to "SpotlightON - PSI and PSI Acumen Ltd" ( It covers recent activity concerning the involvement of PSI blogging group's "CEO and Legal Consultant" John O'Sullivan in the defamation action taken by Michael Mann against PSI's ex-"chairman" Tim Ball.

    Best regards, Pete Ridley