Jonathan W. Steed
Jonathan W. Steed was born in London, UK in 1969. He obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at University College London, working on organometallic chemistry. He graduated in 1993 winning the Ramsay Medal for his Ph.D. work. Between 1993 and 1995 he was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama and University of Missouri, working with Jerry Atwood. In 1995 he was appointed as a Lecturer at Kings College London. In 2004 he moved to Durham University where he is currently Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. Professor Steed is co-author of the textbooks Supramolecular Chemistry (2000 & 2009), Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry (2007). He has also published around 250 research papers, reviews, book chapters and popular articles as well as two edited works, the Encyclopaedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (2004) and Organic Nanostructures (2008). He was Associate Editor of New Journal of Chemistry from 2001-2009. He is the recipient of the RSC Meldola Medal (1998), the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching (2006) and the RSC Bob Hay Lectureship (2008). His interests are in anion sensing, soft materials chemistry, particularly supramolecular gels, crystal growth, structural chemistry and crystal engineering.