Gibson-Fawcett Award 2016 Winner


Professor Rachel O'Reilly
Professor Rachel O'Reilly
University of Warwick

 

Awarded for recent, highly original contributions to the fields of polymer synthesis, nanostructures and enzyme mimetic constructs


About the Winner


Rachel O'Reilly is currently a Professor of Polymer Chemistry and an ERC consolidator grant holder at the University of Warwick. She received a MSci and BA in Natural Sciences, Chemistry (University of Cambridge, 1999) and a PhD in Chemistry (Imperial College, London 2003).

Following a 2 year post-doctoral position in the US she started her independent career in 2005. During the last 10 years she has raised around 8 million in research funding (from EPSRC, Royal Society, EU, industry) and currently leads a group of ca. 20 members and undertakes world renowned research in the fabrication of polymer nanostructures using advances in self-assembly. She also leads projects in the area of catalysis, responsive polymers, nanostructure characterization and DNA nanomaterials and has published almost 150 papers to date. 

She has been awarded 5 highly competitive young scientist medals, including 2 global awards in polymer science, the IUPAC-Samsung young polymer scientist award (she was the first female winner of this award), and in 2013 she was the first non-American winner of the American Chemical Society Mark Young Polymer Scientist award.


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