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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Chemistry Department - geograph.org.uk - 1614634.jpg
The main entrance of the Chemistry Department in Cambridge
Head of Department John A Pyle
Academic staff
60
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Website www.ch.cam.ac.uk

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge is the chemistry department of the University of Cambridge. It was formed from a merger in the early 1980s of two separate departments that had moved into the Lensfield Road building decades earlier: the Department of Physical Chemistry (originally led by Professor Ronald Norrish FRS, Nobel Laureate; the department was previously located near the Old Cavendish in Free School Lane - see photo) and the Department of Chemistry (that included theoretical chemistry and which was led by Lord Alexander R. Todd FRS, Nobel Laureate) respectively. Research interests in the department cover a broad of chemistry ranging from molecular biology to geophysics.[1] The department is located on the Lensfield Road, next to the Panton Arms on the South side of Cambridge. As of 2015 the department is home to around 200 postdoctoral research staff, over 250 postgraduate students, around sixty academic staff.[2]

Research

The Department’s research is organised around five Research Interest Groups (RIGs):[3]

Old Physical Chemistry Laboratory Cambridge

Senior Staff: Professors

As of 2015 the department employs 28 Professors[2] including several Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS), Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) and Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) shown below:

Shankar Balasubramanian FMedSci FRS is the Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Chris Dobson FRS FMedSci is John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology
Peter Wothers, a teaching fellow in the department, delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2012.
  1. Professor Chris Abell FRS FMedSci[4]
  2. Professor Ali Alavi FRS
  3. Professor Stuart Althorpe
  4. Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FMedSci FRS[5][6][7]
  5. Professor Jason Chin[8]
  6. Professor Jane Clarke FRS FMedSci[9][10]
  7. Professor Chris Dobson FRS FMedSci[11]
  8. Professor Stephen Elliott
  9. Professor Sir Alan Fersht FRS[12]
  10. Professor Daan Frenkel ForMemRS[13]
  11. Professor Matthew Gaunt
  12. Professor Robert Glen
  13. Professor Jonathan M. Goodman[14]
  14. Professor Clare Grey FRS[15]
  15. Professor Chris Hunter FRS[16]
  16. Professor Bill Jones
  17. Professor Rod Jones
  18. Professor David Klenerman FRS FMedSci
  19. Professor Steven V. Ley FRS[17]
  20. Professor Jonathan Nitschke[18]
  21. Professor Ian Paterson FRS[19]
  22. Professor John A. Pyle FRS[20]
  23. Professor Jeremy Sanders FRS[21]
  24. Professor Michiel Sprik
  25. Professor David Spring
  26. Professor Michele Vendruscolo[22]
  27. Professor David J. Wales FRS FRSC
  28. Professor Dominic Wright

Emeritus Professors

The department is also home to fifteen emeritus professors,[23] pursuing their research interests after their formal retirement including:

Sir David King (Emeritus) was Chief Scientific Adviser to the governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 2000 to 2007.[24]
Peter Murray-Rust (Emeritus) speaking at Wikimania 2014.
  1. Professor Alan R. Battersby[25]
  2. Professor A. David Buckingham FRS[26]
  3. Professor Paul Davies
  4. Professor Ian Fleming FRS[27]
  5. Professor Ray Freeman FRS[28]
  6. Professor Jean-Pierre Hansen FRS[29]
  7. Professor Brian F. G. Johnson FRS[30]
  8. Professor David King FRS[24][31]
  9. Professor Tony Kirby FRS[32]
  10. Professor Jacek Klinowski[33][34]
  11. Professor Richard Lambert
  12. Professor Ian Smith FRS[35]
  13. Professor Jim Staunton FRS[36]
  14. Professor Anthony Stone[37]
  15. Professor Brian Thrush FRS

References

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  2. ^ a b "Academic staff". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. 
  3. ^ "About Us". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2015-03-20. 
  4. ^ ABELL, Prof. Christopher. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
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  17. ^ LEY, Prof. Steven Victor. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
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  20. ^ PYLE, Prof. John Adrian. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  21. ^ SANDERS, Prof. Jeremy Keith Morris. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  22. ^ Michele Vendruscolo publications indexed by Google Scholar
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  24. ^ a b King, D; Clery, D (2007). "David King interview. U.K. Science adviser offers some parting shots". Science. 318 (5858): 1862–3. doi:10.1126/science.318.5858.1862. PMID 18096786. 
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  26. ^ BUCKINGHAM, Amyand David. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  27. ^ FLEMING, Prof. Ian. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  28. ^ FREEMAN, Prof. Raymond. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  29. ^ HANSEN, Prof. Jean-Pierre. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  30. ^ JOHNSON, Prof. Brian Frederick Gilbert. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
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  32. ^ KIRBY, Prof. Anthony John. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  33. ^ "Special Issue Honoring Jacek Klinowski for his scientific contributions to the field of Solid State NMR in Materials Science". Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance. 39 (3-4): 21–157. 2011. PMID 22224197. 
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  35. ^ SMITH, Prof. Ian William Murison. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  36. ^ STAUNTON, Prof. James. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  37. ^ Anon (2008). "A Special Issue in Honour of Professor Anthony J. Stone". Molecular Physics. 106 (12): 3–3. doi:10.1080/00268970802405390.