Nora Henriette de Leeuw#

Nora Henriette de Leeuw
Membership Number:4556
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
ORCID: 0000-0002-8271-0545

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2020/01 Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Professor of Computational Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2015/01 Pro-Vice Chancellor (International & Doctoral Research) and Professor of Computational Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2013/01 Professor of Theoretical Geochemistry & Mineralogy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2012/01 Royal Society Industry Fellow, University College London, UK
  • 2012/01 Visiting Professor of Biomaterials, Universite de Paris-Est (Creteil), France
  • 2007/10 Professor of Computational Materials Science, University College London, UK
  • 2006/10 Director, Industrial Doctorate Centre in Molecular Modelling & Materials Science, University College London
  • 2004/10 Reader (Associate Professor), Birkbeck College London, UK
  • 2002/10 EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, Birkbeck College London, UK
  • 2000/03 Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Reading, UK
  • 1997/10 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bath, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Computational Materials Chemistry
  • Computer-aided design of catalysts for sustainable energy processes, including CO2 reduction and biomass conversion to fuel
  • Geochemical processes
  • Modelling nucleation and dissolution mechanisms in widely investigated minerals
  • Computational biomaterials
  • Energy materials
  • Novel materials for photo-catalytis for sustainable energy generation

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Elected Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2016 Elected Fellow (FLSW) of the Learned Society of Wales, UK
  • 2015 Lu Jiaxi Annual Lectureship Xiamen University, China
  • 2014 William Penny Fellowship, Secretary of State for Defence, UK
  • 2012 Royal Society Industry Fellowship, Royal Society
  • 2009 Wolfson Research Merit Award by the Royal Society, UK, for ‘Respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential’
  • 2008 Elected Fellow (FRSC) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • 2002 Advanced Research Fellowship, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2001 Elected Member and chartered chemist (CCHEM MRSC) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

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