David Leigh#


David Leigh
Email:david.leigh 'at' manchester.ac.uk
Membership Number:3996
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:dleigh
Homepage: http://www.catenane.net




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014- Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2012 - 2013 Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2001 - 2012 Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 1998 - 2001 Chair of Synthetic Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
  • 1996 - 1998 Readership in Organic Chemistry, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK
  • 1989 - 1996 Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK
  • 1987 - 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1984 - 1987 PhD student, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1981 - 1984 BSc (Special Honours) student, University of Sheffield, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Synthetic molecular machines
  • Synthetic molecular knots and links
  • Supramolecular chemistry

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Pedler Award
  • 2014 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2013 Royal Society Bakerian Prize Lecture & Medal
  • 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London)
  • 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry Merck Award for Organic Chemistry
  • 2008 ERC Advanced Grant (inaugural call)
  • 2007 EU Descartes Prize for Research
  • 2007 Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology
  • 2007 HRH Prince Philip Chancellor’s Award for Research
  • 2007 Royal Society of Chemistry-Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSC-RSEQ) Prize for Chemistry
  • 2007 International Izatt-Christensen Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry
  • 2005 Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Nanotechnology
  • 2005 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2005 Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • 2005-10 EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship
  • 2005 Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Award for Chemistry
  • 2004 Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Interdisciplinary Research
  • 2003 Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Supramolecular Chemistry

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