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Professor David K. Smith Highlights

Awards and Prizes

  • 'Most Inspiring' Winner, York University Students' Union (YUSU) Excellence Award 2019
  • Gay Times Honours Barbara Burford Award 2017
    Shortlisted for activist work representing LGBT+ individuals working in STEM
  • Royal Society of Chemistry 175 Faces of Chemistry 2014
  • National Teaching Fellowship (Higher Education Academy) 2013
    Awarded for 'Engagement, outreach and building communities of active learners and educators'
  • Corday Morgan Award 2012
    Awarded for 'Significant contributions to supramolecular and nanoscale chemistry, specifically to:
    1. Self-assembling gels and other nanomaterials
    2. Bioactive multivalent dendrons with applications in nanomedicine'
  • Most Innovative Teacher Award 2012
    Shortlisted by Times Higher Education for this award for innovative approaches to teaching, including recent educational project - iTube, YouTube, WeTube
  • Bob Hay Lectureship Award 2011
    A prestigious lectureship award is given to a younger chemist working in the area of macrocyclic and/or supramolecular chemistry in its widest sense
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Award 2005
    ‘Distinguished as a lecturer with great commitment and enthusiasm whose teaching skills and innovation in the lecture and laboratory have had a notable impact on the success of undergraduates and the motivation of schoolteachers and their students’

Highly cited independent research papers

  • Dave's h index is currently 60 (January 2020)
  • He has published >150 papers, many in leading international journals, with a total of over 10,000 citations
  • Full details of publications can be found by following the link to the York Research Database

Selected Invited lectures at international conferences

  • Dave has given >100 invited and plenary lectures at international conferences worldwide, including China, Japan, India, USA, Singapore and multiple locations across Europe
  • Full details of lectures can be found by following the link to the York Research Database

Research funding

  • Career funding >£5M
  • Dave has active research funding from EPSRC and the European Union
  • Dave has worked with industrial companies including DSTL, SABIC, Kilfrost, Astra Zeneca, Syngenta and Cytec Engineered Materials
  • Full details of funding can be found by following the link to the York Research Database