University of Nottingham
Professor. Mike George received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He remained at Nottingham for a further 18 months as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He was awarded a Royal Society/STA of Japan Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on organic photochemistry with Professor Hiro-o Hamaguchi at the Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST). He returned to the University of Nottingham as an Experimental Officer (1993) and was appointed to a Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry in 1998. He was promoted to a chair in 2002. He was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Edward Frankland Fellowship (2002-03); Corday-Morgan Medal (2004) and Photochemistry Award (2005). He was also awarded the 2005 Masao Horiba Special Award by Horiba Ltd. Japan.
Organometallic alkane, noble gas and CO2 complexes;Photochemical and electrochemical CO2 reduction; Organometallic reaction mechanisms; Inorganic excited states, electron/energy transfer and supramolecular photochemistry; Organic excited states and reaction mechanisms; IR probes for the elucidation of electron /energy transfer in DNA; Analytical Chemistry and instrument development.