2018 Frankland Award Winner


Professor Simon Aldridge
Professor Simon Aldridge
University of Oxford

 

Awarded for outstanding and highly innovative contributions to the synthesis of main group compounds with unusual electronic structure, and their application in small molecule activation and catalysis


About the Winner


Simon Aldridge is professor of chemistry at the University of Oxford. Born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1970 he received both his BA and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, the latter in 1996 for work on hydride chemistry under the supervision of Tony Downs. After post-doctoral work as a Fulbright Scholar at Notre Dame with Tom Fehlner, and at Imperial College London (with Mike Mingos) he took up his first academic position at Cardiff University in 1998. He returned to Oxford in January 2007, being promoted to professor in 2010. 

Prof Aldridge has published more than 190 papers to date and is a past winner of the Dalton Transactions European Lectureship (2009) and the Royal Society of Chemistry's Main Group Chemistry Award (2010). He was University Visiting Professor at Monash University (Melbourne) in 2012 and Distinguished Lecturer at HKBU in 2014; in 2018 he was invited lecturer of the Organometallic Chemistry Division (GEQO) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). Prof Aldridge's research interests span main group and transition metal organometallic chemistry, and in particular the development of compounds with unusual electronic structure, and their application in small molecule activation and catalysis.


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