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We have 65 academic staff, 160 PhD students and 70 research fellows who work in the Department of Chemistry.

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Dr Laurence Abbott

Experimental Officer/Dept Safety Advisor

Nick Abbott

Student Progression and Experience Admin

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Chemical and Structural Biology
  • Digital chemistry

Dr Fadi Ahwal

Senior Technical Specialist

Dr Saeed Akkad

PDRA in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry

Kris Altus

Research Associate

WACL Instrument Engineering Manager

Dr Victoria Annis

Technical Manager Centre of Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance

Chris Anthony

Technician - Electronics Workshop

Professor

Research interests:

Chemical and Structural Biology

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow

Research interests:

  • Functional redox-active organic molecules and 3D π-conjugated systems

  • Electronic structure, spin states and aromaticity
  • (Spectro)electrochemistry and photospectroscopy
  • Supramolecular and coordination assembly
  • Organic chiroptical-electronic devices

Dr Rabia Ayub

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Badham

Deputy Head of Faculty Operations

Dr Nat Baranska

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Bioelectrochemistry of redox-active (metallo) proteins
  • Protein immobilisation for sensing and catalytic applications
  • Chemical biology tools for protein modification
  • Molecular biology and gene editing

Dr Pavol Bardy

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Research interests:

  • Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography
  • Structural virology

Amy Bargewell

Student Progression Experience Coordinator

Dr Katherine Bate

Programmes Coordinator

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Liquid crystals
  • Complex liquids
  • Molecular materials
  • Computer simulation
  • Computational chemistry

Dr Oliver Bayfield

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Ana Benavides Lahnstein

Research Associate in Science Education

Megan Bennett

Research Associate in Chemical Biology

Dr Ed Bergstrom

Experimental Officer

Professor Peter Bernath

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Spectroscopic characterisation of unusual chemical species

Hester Binge

Resource Developer in Science Education

Dr Aisha Bismillah

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Chemical and Structural Biology
  • Technologies for chemical measurement

Research Associate Computational Methods

Research interests:

  • Computational structural biology
  • Software for automated structure solution

Dr Ros Booth

PDRA Artificial Metalloenzyme Research

Juliet Borgia

Technician

Dr Suranjana Bose

Green Chemistry Research Technician

Melanie Boyeson

Primary Science Advisory Teacher Humber

Dr Jim Brannigan

Research Associate Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Dr Hannah Briers

Deputy Technical Operations Manager

Katy Brooke

Research Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • Liquid crystals
  • Ionic liquids
  • Metallomesogens
  • Emissive liquid crystals
  • Halogen bonding

Professor

Research interests:

  • Structural and molecular endocrinology
  • Signalling of insulin family of hormones

Professor of Sustainable Polymer Chemistry

Research interests:

  • Green and sustainable chemistry
  • Molecular materials
  • Catalysis for a cleaner future
  • Digital Chemistry

Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Aerosol
  • Biomass burning
  • Atmospheric microplastic

Chief Technician - Department Teaching Labs Manager

Polly Buxton

HR Administrator

Dr Hansen Cao

Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling
  • Inverse modelling and satellite remote sensing
  • Adjoint modelling
  • Source attribution of air pollutants and associated health impacts

Professor

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry

  • Technologies for chemical measurement

Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Maria Chechik

Research Technician

Professor

Research interests:

  • Functional nanoparticles
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Free radicals
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • EPR spectroscopy

Reader

Research interests:

  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Multiphoton ionisation
  • ZEKE spectroscopy
  • Weak interactions
  • Electronic structure
  • Computational chemistry

Dr Claire Condon

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Stephen Cowling

Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Professor

Research interests:

  • Chemical and Structural Biology
  • Digital chemistry

Rachel Crooks

Programmes Coordinator

Erica Cushworth

Undergraduate Administration Manager

Dr Mainak Das

PDRA in Functional Organic Materials

Professor

Research interests:

  • Chemical and Structural Biology
  • Catalysis for a cleaner future

Dr Matthew Davy

Technical Specialist (NMR Spectroscopy)

Dr Mario De Bruyn

Research Fellow - Renewable Chemistry

Hester de Groot

Chemistry Administration Manager

Rhiannon De Palma

Programme Administrator

Dr Joyashish Debgupta

Associate Lecturer

Head of Department

Research interests:

  • Technologies for chemical measurement

  • Digital chemistry

Dr Marc Dickinson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Indoor air science
  • Green chemistry

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Methods for X-ray structure determination

Jonica Doliente

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

Niall Donaldson

Technician (Synthetic Chemistry)

Reader

Research interests:

  • Renewable energy driven chemistry
  • Materials
  • (Photo)catalysis

Clare Draper

Primary Science Advisory Teacher in CIEC

Dr Will Drysdale

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Alice Duckett

Postgraduate Programmes Manager

Professor

Research interests:

  • Catalysis for a cleaner future
  • Technologies for chemical measurement
  • Sustainable synthesis

Lee Duff

Technician (Synthetic Chemistry)

Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Research interests:

  • Green Chemistry

  • Waste Valorisation
  • Circular Economy
  • Education and Outreach

Professor

Research interests:

  • Bioinorganic chemistry

  • Artificial metalloenzymes
  • Biomimetic photocatalysis
  • Siderophores
  • Metals in medicine
  • Catalysis for a Cleaner Future
  • Chemical and Structural Biology

Dr Emma Dux

Research Support Technician

Jo Eastwood

Administrator CIEC

Dr Jonathan Eastwood

Research Associate

Alison Edmonds

Student Services Manager

Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Digital chemistry
  • Technologies for chemical measurement

Dr Odile Eisenstein

Honorary Fellow

Research interests:

Investigation of catalytic reaction mechanisms using computational methods

Dr Naomi Elstone

Research Associate in Ionic Liquids

Dr Kieren Evans

Research Associate

Professor

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Digital chemistry

Professor

Research interests:

  • Catalysis for a cleaner future
  • Digital Chemistry
  • Technologies for chemical measurement
  • Sustainable synthesis

Dr Naomi Farren

Research Fellow

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Chemical glycobiology and glycomedicine
  • Synthetic carbohydrate chemistry

Heather Fish

Experimental Officer

Dr Sam Furfari

Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Catalysis, Nanomaterials, Dynamic In-situ Environmental (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy Developments for visualising and analysing gas molecule-catalyst reactions at the single atom level.

Jamie Gallimore

Technician - Safety Support

Dr Richard Gammons

Green Chemistry Technical Team Leader and X-Ray Crystallography Technician

Jennifer Gibbard

DTP Administrative Manager

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Free radicals in chemical, biochemical and industrial processes: EPR spectroscopy, detection and reaction mechanisms

Matthew Gill

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kieran Godfree

Technician (Teaching Lab)

Owen Godwin

Technician

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Analytical science and instrumentation

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Liquid Crystals and Advanced Organic Materials

Dr Julia Gordeeva

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Cathy Griffin

Student Experience Assistant

Simon Grist

Senior Technical Team Manager

Professor

Research interests:

  • Chemical and Structural Biology
  • Sustainable synthesis
  • Catalysis for a cleaner future

Dr Sabina Gurung

Technical Specialist in Ultrafast Laser

sabina.gurung@york.ac.uk

C/A/051 and C/A/057

Dr Matthew Gyton

Research Associate in Organometallic

Dr John Halfacre

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Technologies for chemical measurement
  • Digital chemistry
  • Catalysis for a cleaner future

NCAS Science Director

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Digital chemistry
  • Technologies for chemical measurement

Louisa Hart

Resource Developer in Science Education

Sam Hart

Technical Specialist

Cryo-EM and X-ray Facility Technician

Dr Natasha Hatton

Research Associate

Steve Hau

Chief Technician-Stores

Dorothy Hawkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kirsten Hawkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Karl Heaton

Experimental Officer

Chief Technician-Teaching Labs Manager

Dr Scott Hicks

Technician: Analytical

School Liaison and Outreach Officer

Chris Hogg

PDRA in Shapeshifting Molecules

Dr Soon Wen Hoh

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Science Education

Chris Horbaczewskyj

Research Technician

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Fragment and structure-based discovery

Jenny Hudson-Bell

Research Administrator

Professor in Physical Chemistry

Research interests:

  • Technologies for chemical measurement
  • Chemical and Structural Biology

Professor

Research interests:

Green Chemistry Education

Dr Naeem Iqbal

Research Associate

Dr Huw Jenkins

Research Fellow

Dr Leonie Jones

Employability and Diversity Officer

Research Associate at the Air-Sea

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Research interests:

Digital chemistry

Dr Tessa Keenan

Research Associate

Dr Sophie Kendall-Price

Research Associate

Michael Keogh

Technician-Stores

Dr Soheila Kharratian

Research Associate ultrafast 2D-infrared

Dr Iman Khazal

Experimental Officer

Tim Kirk

Computer Officer

Vicky Leadley

Technical Specialist in NMR

Research Technician

Professor (Research)

Research interests:

Atmospheric chemistry

Abigail Leng

Finance Support Assistant

Lecturer in Digital Chemistry

Research interests:

  • Machine learning
  • Electronic structure theory
  • Digital chemistry education
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
  • Spin dynamics

Professor

Research interests:

  • Atmospheric chemistry

  • Technologies for chemical measurement