Professor David A Leigh
Associate Editor: Supramolecular Chemistry
Prof. David A. Leigh FRS obtained his PhD in supramolecular organic chemistry with Sir J Fraser Stoddart at the University of Sheffield in 1987. After postdoctoral research with carbohydrate chemist David Bundle at the NRC of Canada in Ottawa, David returned to the UK as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. After spells at the University of Warwick (1998-2001) and University of Edinburgh (2001-2012) in 2012 he moved to his current position of Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Leigh's research interests include the development of new methods for the synthesis of catenanes and rotaxanes and experimental synthetic molecular machine design. He has won a number of major international awards including the 2007 Izatt-Christensen Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry, the 2007 Descartes Prize and the 2007 Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2009.
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