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Neil Champness

University of Nottingham
United Kingdom


Professor Neil Champness began his academic career at the University of Southampton with a B.Sc. (1989) and PhD (1993) under the supervision of Prof. Bill Levason. Following postdoctoral studies, under the supervision of Prof. Gill Reid he moved to the University of Nottingham in 1995 as a Teaching Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry. He took up an appointment as a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry (1998), was promoted to Reader in Chemistry (2003) and to the Chair of Chemical Nanoscience (2004). He is currently the Head of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (2013). In recognition of his research he was awarded the Bob Hay lectureship of the RSC Supramolecular Chemistry Group (2005); the RSC Corday Morgan Medal (2006) and RSC Supramolecular Chemistry Award (2010). He is a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Awardee (2011-2016) and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, IUPAC and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2011 he was named as one of the top 100 most cited chemists of the previous decade and in 2014 he was recognized as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.

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Research is the Champness group concerns chemical nanoscience and all aspects of molecular organization, including surface supramolecular assembly and organization in the solid-state via crystal engineering. Particular targets of his work are guest molecular entrapment, including dihydrogen, and nanostructure fabrication for applications in molecular electronics and single molecule recognition.

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