Frankland Award 2016 Winner


Professor Andrew Weller
Professor Andrew Weller
University of Oxford

 

Awarded for significant and innovative contributions to the synthesis of, and catalysis with, organometallic complexes containing C-H or B-H sigma interactions, in particular transition metal alkane complexes and the dehydrocoupling of amine-boranes


About the Winner


Andrew Weller is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Magdalen College. He moved to Oxford in 2007, after starting his independent career at the University Bath in 1999 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He is a currently holder of an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship (2015-2020).

Research in the Weller group is based upon synthetic organometallic chemistry, and in particular the generation and stabilisation of transition metal complexes with a low coordination number or which are "operationally unsaturated". Through this he made contributions to topics related to catalysis; in particular the involvement of C-H, B-H and C-C sigma complexes in bond activation processes. Weller was the recipient of the inaugural Dalton Transactions European Lectureship award 2008. He was a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Visiting Scholar, UBC, Canada (2013/2014); the Howard Fellow, University New South Wales, Australia (2015); visiting Professor University of Perugia (2015), and a Vielberth-Fellow, University of Regensburg (2016).


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