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Head of Department: Dr John McKendrick

Academic staff

Name Position Research interests
Dr Silvia Baldanza Lecturer in Foundation Chemistry
Dr Roger Bennett Associate Professor in Nanostructured Surfaces, Research Division Impact Lead for Chemical Sciences and Part 3 Year Tutor Surface science, ultra-thin films, transition metal oxides, heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticles, clusters, synchrotron science.
Dr Adam Bromley
Dr Mauricio Cafiero Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, School Lead for Wellbeing, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Computational design and modelling of potential drugs for Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions, Quantum Chemical/Density Functional theory analysis of intermolecular forces and molecular recognition
Professor Christine Cardin Professor of Crystallography, and Culture Champion on the Wellbeing, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (WIDE) Committee Crystallography and structure determination of nucleic acids, ligands binding to nucleic acids, G-quadruplexes and other noncanonical structures.
Professor Ann Chippindale Professor of Structural Chemistry, and Examinations Officer Microporous materials, synthesis of solids with interesting chemical and physical properties, transition-metal cyanides, open-framework metal phosphates, single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Dr Candyce Clark Lecturer, and Department Director of Teaching and Learning Chemistry education, medicinal chemistry and the development of new metal-based drugs, bioinorganic chemistry.
Dr James Cooper Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Placements and Careers Officer, and Departmental Director for Postgraduate Studies Supramolecular chemistry, systems chemistry, transmembrane assemblies, lipid membranes, stimuli-responsive macromolecules, out-of-equilibrium conditions and molecular machines.
Professor Rainer Cramer

Professor of Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytical Sciences, and Head of Biomedical, Molecular and Analytical Chemistry

Mass spectrometry, proteomics, clinical diagnostics, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI), analytical chemistry, biomarkers, high-throughput screening (HTP) analysis, systems biology.
Dr Joanne Elliott Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry Lyotropic liquid crystals, liquid crystal templating, hydrodynamic modulation voltammetry.
Dr Ricardo Grau-Crespo Associate Professor of Materials Theory, and Research Division Lead for Chemical Sciences Computational materials science, energy materials, solid solutions, minerals, surface science and catalysis.
Dr Jessica Gusthart Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Green chemistry in chemical education, chemistry education, carbohydrate chemistry, chemo-enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates, carbohydrate active enzymes.
Dr James Hallett Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, and International Tutor

3D microscopy, Thin film structure, soft matter, self-assembly, nanoscience, X-ray and neutron scattering, confinement

Professor Ian Hamley Diamond Professor of Physical Chemistry Soft matter, self-assembly, nanoscience, polymers, peptides, biomaterials, X-ray and neutron scattering, rheology, circular dichroism.
Professor Frantisek Hartl Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, and Head of Spectroelectrochemistry Reading
Inventive molecular and laser spectroelectrochemistry, molecular wires, smart materials and photo-redox switches, photo-assisted electrocatalytic activation of carbon dioxide, organometallic and metallaaromatic compounds.
Professor Wayne Hayes Professor of Polymer Chemistry, and Head of the Soft Matter research group Functional and reactive polymers, self-assembled polymers, healable polymer networks,  self-immolative polymers, degradable polymers, polymer inks for 2D and 3D printing, polymer synthesis.
Dr Kevin Lovelock Associate Professor, and Royal Society University Research Fellow X-ray spectroscopy, electronic properties and chemistry of liquids, Lewis acids and bases, ionic liquids, synchrotron science. 
Dr John McKendrick Head of Department, Associate Professor in Bio-Organic Chemistry, and Deputy Exams Officer Bio-compatible monomers/polymers, organic synthesis, analysis of complex multi-component mixtures.
Dr Michael M. Piperakis Lecturer in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, and Department Director of Academic Tutoring Chemistry education; Nucleic acid & bioinorganic chemistry: nucleic acid canonical and non-canonical structures (e.g. G-quadruplexes), interactions of ruthenium complexes with nucleic acids.
Professor Anthony Powell Professor of Solid-State Chemistry Solid-state chemistry, functional materials, thermoelectric materials, structure-directed synthesis, neutron diffraction, magnetism, transport properties.
Dr Chris Smith Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Part 4 Year Tutor Synthesis, photochemistry, flow chemistry, natural products, nuclear separations using minor actinide selective ligands, organometallics, catalysts.
Dr Paz Vaqueiro Associate Professor in Materials Chemistry Materials, solid state chemistry, thermoelectric materials, microporous solids, photovoltaic materials. 

Administrative staff

Name Position
Holly Holdsworth Executive Administrative Officer - Chemistry
Isaac Wilks Postgraduate Administrator

Emeritus Professors and Honorary Fellows

Name Email
Professor Matthew Almond
Dr Geoff Brown (Honorary Fellow)
Professor David Cardin
Professor Howard Colquhoun
Dr Fred Davis (Honorary Fellow)
Professor Mike Drew
Professor H Monty Frey
Professor Laurence Harwood
Professor Ian Mills (Fellow of the Royal Society)
Dr Philip Mitchell
Professor Elizabeth Page
Professor David Rice
Dr Andrew Russell (Honorary Fellow)
Professor Robin Walsh

Athena SWAN Silver Award