Professor Alan Bond has an international reputation for his pioneering contributions to the development, use and understanding of modern electrochemical techniques. His research has provided the basis for developments in the theory, instrumentation and applications of cyclic alternating-current voltammetry; he was among the first to use digital methods and microprocessors in electrochemical instrumentation; and he has developed new concepts in the use of microelectrodes, spectroelectrochemistry, electrochemistry at very low temperatures, electrochemistry without electrolytes, and electrochemistry in non-aqueous solvents. These techniques have been applied by Bond to a wide range of important problems in inorganic and analytical chemistry. Industrial adaptations of his concepts and instrumentation abound. His text-book on "Modern Polarographic Methods in Analytical Chemistry" is internationally regarded as a definitive work.