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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 and Part 3 Year Tutor Surface science, ultra-thin films, transition metal oxides, heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticles, clusters, synchrotron science.
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 James Cooper Lecturer in Organic Chemistry  Supramolecular chemistry, systems chemistry, transmembrane assemblies and processes, stimuli-responsive assemblies, out-of-equilibrium architectures 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 Philippa Cranwell Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, University Director of Foundation Studies, University Teaching Fellow, and Department Director of Teaching and Learning The role of language when teaching chemistry, internationalisation, organic synthesis, synthetic methodology.
Dr Joanne Elliott Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry, Industrial Placements, Careers and Employability Officer, and School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Athena SWAN Officer Lyotropic liquid crystals, liquid crystal templating, hydrodynamic modulation voltammetry.
Dr Ricardo Grau-Crespo Associate Professor of Materials Theory, Part 4 Year Tutor, and Research Division Lead for Chemistry Computational materials science, energy materials, solid solutions, minerals, surface science and catalysis.
Dr Jessica Gusthart Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Admissions Tutor Carbohydrate chemistry, chemo-enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates, carbohydrate active enzymes.
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 matallaaromatic compounds.
Professor Wayne Hayes Professor of Polymer Chemistry Functional and reactive polymers, self-assembled polymers, healable polymer networks, polymer synthesis.
Dr Kevin Lovelock 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 Piperakis Lecturer in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and Department Director of Academic Tutoring Chemistry education, nucleic acid chemistry.
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, Careers and Employability Officer, Erasmus and Study Abroad Coordinator, and Industrial Placements Officer Synthesis, photochemistry, flow chemistry, natural products, catalysis, nuclear separations using minor actinide selective ligands.
Dr Paz Vaqueiro Associate Professor in Materials Chemistry, Departmental Director of Postgraduate Studies, Programme Director for MSc in Chemical Research, and School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Director of Postgraduate Studies Materials, solid state chemistry, thermoelectric materials, microporous solids, photovoltaic materials. 

Administrative staff

Name Position

Lynne Drew

Executive Administration Assistant 
Mrs Barbara Parr
Executive Support Officer to: Chemistry Research Committee, School Research Division and IMPACT Leads, School Ethics Committee, and School Health and Safety Committee
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