Professor Ian Fairlamb Highlights

Awards and Prizes

Other Distinctions

  • Invited speaker, Practical Aspects of Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry, IMI-Chem21 Workshop, 2016 (UK)
  • Plenary speaker, Joint Anglo-Italian Heterocyclic Chemistry Conference, Taormina, May 2016 (Italy)
  • Plenary speaker, Dalton Division Council: Dalton Younger Members Event (DYME), Sept 2015 (Leeds, UK)
  • Plenary speaker, ‘Use of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques to Assist Process Development’, iPRD meeting, March 2015 (UK)
  • Plenary speaker, ‘16th Blue Danube Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry’, June 2015 (Hungary)
  • Plenary speaker, Dial-a-Molecule Conference meeting, May 2015 (UK)
  • Keynote speaker, GECO 56, ‘Groupe d’Etude de Chimie Organique’, August 2015 (France)
  • Invited speaker, Oxford Synthesis Meeting, July 2013 (UK)
  • Keynote speaker, 8th Ferrocene meeting, 2010 (Germany).
  • Invited speaker, Cerc-3: 'C-H Activation in Synthesis' Conference, 2009 (France)
  • Invited speaker, 13th NOST Meeting, 2009 (India)
  • Keynote speaker, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, 2007 (Canada)
  • Invited speaker, 2nd USA-UK Synthesis Conference, 2007, San Francisco (USA)
  • Associate editor for Tetrahedron
  • Scientific editor for the RSC annual book Organometallic Chemistry

Selected research papers

Highly cited review

Research Leadership

  • Demonstrated through the publication of a special journal issue (Tetrahedron, as Guest Editor) on the development and application of highly active and selective palladium catalysis, with contributions from internationally-leading scientists (ca. 30 papers). Professional standing is exemplified by the role played in the organisation of an RSC-supported Dalton Discussion 12 meeting focused on catalytic C-H and C-X functionalisation (Durham 2010). This joint Organic Division/Dalton Division venture brought together the complementary interests of the inorganic and organic chemistry research communities. I led a network meeting bringing together internationally-leading scientists working in the area of organometallic CO-releasing molecules (Kavli International Centre, May 2011). I helped to coordinate a ‘XAFS for Catalysis’ meeting at the Diamond Synchrotron in Sept. 2013 (with EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule and UK Catalysis Hub).