Welcoming Professor Steve Liddle

Steve Liddle’s research focusses on molecular f-element chemistry with a particular emphasis on uranium bonding, spectroscopy, magnetism, and small molecule activation.

Professor Steve Liddle

He will join the School of Chemistry in October as co-Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research and Head of Inorganic Chemistry.

Steve was born in Sunderland in the North East of England. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in 1997 and PhD (Prof. W. Clegg) in 2000 from Newcastle University. After postdoctoral fellowships at Edinburgh University (Dr P. Bailey), Newcastle University (Dr K. Izod) as the Wilfred Hall Research Fellow, and the University of Nottingham (Prof. P. Arnold) he was appointed to a fixed-term Lectureship at Nottingham in 2007. He subsequently took up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2007-2015) and Lectureship in 2007, and he was promoted to Associate Professor and Reader in 2010 and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2013.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011 and as Vice President to the Executive Committee of the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society (2012-2015). He is Chairman of COST Action CM1006, a 22 country 120 research group network for f-block chemistry, and he is a National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement Ambassador. He was awarded the RSC Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship and the RSC Radiochemistry Group Bill Newton Awards in 2011, and in 2014 he was a recipient of a Rising Star Award at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry. He was awarded the RSC Corday-Morgan prize in 2015. He was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starter Grant in 2009 and a ERC Consolidator Grant in 2014.

He is a board member of Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society and Inorganics and he has published over 140 research articles, reviews, and book chapters. He was recently awarded an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship (2015-2020).

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