Staff list

Academic staff

Name and position Research and other interests
Professor Matthew Almond
Professor of Chemistry Education
Senior Lecturer in
Inorganic Chemistry
University Teaching Fellow
Infrared Spectroscopy, Archaeometry, Environmental Analysis, Forensic Analysis, Analytical Chemistry.
Dr Roger Bennett
Associate Professor in Nanostructured  Surfaces
Surface science, ultra-thin films, transition metal oxides, heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticles, clusters, synchrotron science.
Dr Geoff Brown
Lecturer in NMR Spectroscopy
Postgrad Admissions Tutor
NMR spectroscopy, Natural products, Biosynthesis, Origin of life.
Professor Christine Cardin
Professor of Crystallography
Crystallography and structure determination, DNA, nucleic acids, cancer, macromolecular structure, polymorphism.
Dr Ann Chippindale
Associate Professor in Solid-State Chemistry
Deputy Director of Research
Microporous materials, synthesis of solids with interesting chemical and physical properties, transition-metal cyanides, open-framework metal phosphates, single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Professor Howard Colquhoun
Professor of Materials Chemistry
Head of the Materials Chemistry Group
Materials, Polymers, Membranes, Supramolecular, Nanoscience.
Professor Rainer Cramer
Professor of Mass Spectrometry & Bioanalytical Sciences
Head of Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
Mass spectrometry, proteomics, clinical diagnostics, MALDI, analytical chemistry, protein analysis, systems biology.
Dr Philippa Cranwell
Teaching Fellow
Synthesis, catalysis, natural products, synthetic methodology, flow chemistry, anion transport
Dr Fred Davis
Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry
The synthesis of polymeric materials with unusual properties. Spectral filters, their degradation and stability. Novel supercapacitors.

Dr Joanne Elliott
Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry
Department Director of Outreach
Industrial Placements Officer

Lyotropic liquid crystals, Liquid crystal templating, Hydrodynamic modulation voltammetry.
Dr Ricardo Grau-Crespo
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
 Computational materials science.
Professor Ian Hamley
Diamond Professor of Physical Chemistry
Soft Matter, Self-Assembly, Nanotechnology, Copolymers, Peptides.
Professor Frantisek Hartl
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Head of Molecular Chemistry

Spectroelectrochemistry - application and development of new cells. Unusual oxidation states of organometallic compounds. Photoinduced electron and energy transfer. Molecular wires. Photo- and redox catalysis. Activation of carbon dioxide via proton coupled electron transfer

Professor Laurence
Harwood

Professor of Organic Chemistry
Departmental Director Research and Enterprise
Total synthesis, Natural products, Synthetic methodology, pericyclic reactions, chiral morpholinones, peptides, minor actinide selective ligands.
Professor Wayne Hayes
Professor in Polymer Chemistry
Self-assembled Polymers, Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers, Polymer Synthesis.

Prof Georg Held
Professor of Surface Chemistry
Diamond Fellow

Structures, electronic properties and chemistry of solid surfaces. Chiral Surface Systems. Metal-water interfaces. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (NEXAFS), LEED.
Professor George Marston
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry, climate change, terpene ozonolysis, secondary organic aerosol, radical formation.

Dr John Mckendrick
Associate Professor in Bio-Organic Chemistry
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Department Director of Teaching & Learning

Bio-compatible polymers, Organic synthesis, Natural products, Olefin metathesis, Cationic rearrangements.
Dr David Nutt
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Molecular modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, biophysics, quantummechanics, ice, water, biomineralisation, surface recognition, proteins.

Dr Elizabeth Page
Associate Professor in Chemistry Education
Deputy Head of Dept
School Director of Outreach
Inorganic Chemistry
University Teaching Fellow

Electron diffraction, Gas-phase molecular structure, Education in Chemistry.
Dr Christian Pfrang
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Athena SWAN Rep
Atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric aerosol, levitation techniques, gas-phase and heterogeneous reaction kinetics.

Professor Anthony Powell
Head of Department

 
Dr Andrew Russell
Senior Tutor
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Deputy Admissions Tutor
Examinations Officer
Synthesis, Natural Products, Photochemistry, Cycloaddition Reactions, Synthetic Methodology.
Dr Adam Squires
Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Biophysical Chemistry and X-ray scattering.
Dr Paz Vaqueiro
Lecturer 
Materials, Solid State Chemistry, Thermoelectric Materials, Microporous Solids

Academic Teaching Staff

Name and Position Teaching role
Mrs Penny Bagshaw Teacher Fellow and Sessional Tutor
Mrs Sally Wade Part 1 Tutor and Sessional Lecturer
Dawn Willoughby Lecturer in Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology
Dr David Wright  IFP Chemistry Tutor

Administrative staff

Name Role
Mrs Judy Butler Secretary to Head of Department and Outreach
Catherine O'Hare
Postgraduate and Research Secretary
Mrs Barbara Parr
Secretary

Emeritus Staff

Name Email
Professor David Cardin d.j.cardin@reading.ac.uk
Professor Mike Drew m.g.b.drew@reading.ac.uk
Professor H. Monty Frey h.m.frey@reading.ac.uk
Professor Andrew Gilbert
Professor Ian Mills FRS i.m.mills@reading.ac.uk
Dr Philip Mitchell p.c.h.mitchell@reading.ac.uk
Professor David Rice d.a.rice@reading.ac.uk
Professor Robin Walsh r.walsh@reading.ac.uk

 

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