Ludwig Mond Award 2016 Winner


Professor Richard Winpenny
Professor Richard Winpenny
University of Manchester

 

Awarded for his work in the synthesis and characterisation of paramagnetic cage complexes and the development of single molecule magnets, QBITs and the development of new approaches to cages-of-cages - gigantic macromolecular inorganic structures

 


About the Winner


Richard Winpenny was born in the beautiful Welsh coastal town of Port Talbot, which then nestled between a chemical works and a steel mill. He obtained both his degrees from Imperial College London; his PhD studies were with Professor David Goodgame on coordination polymers before they were renamed MOFs. After a postdoctoral position with Professor John Fackler Jr, at Texas A&M University he joined the staff at the University of Edinburgh in 1990. 

After ten years in the frozen wastelands of northern Britain he moved to Manchester as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 2000. He has published around 340 papers. He won a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award in 2009 and the Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Medal in 2011 in recognition of his research in molecular magnetism. He is on the Board of Directors of the European Institute for Molecular Magnetism, and is currently Head of School of Chemistry at Manchester for his sins.


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