Peter Day Award 2016 Winner


Professor Ian Hamley
Professor Ian Hamley
University of Reading

 

Awarded for advances in understanding the self-assembly and nanostructures of block copolymers, and the development of important amyloid-related biomaterials

 

 


About the Winner


I obtained my BSc in Chemical Physics from the University of Reading in 1997, and was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 1991. I then took up a Royal Society William and Mary postdoctoral fellowship at FOM-AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1991-2) then a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota (1992-3). I returned to a lectureship in Physics at the University of Durham in 1993. 

I moved to the University of Leeds as a lecturer in physical chemistry in 1995 and worked my way up to a Professorship in 2004 where I took on the directorship of the Centre for Self-Organizing Molecular Systems. In 2004 I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and a Visiting Fellowship at the SRS, Daresbury, Laboratory to undertake synchrotron x-ray scattering studies of polymeric materials. In 2005 I moved to the University of Reading to take up the Diamond Professorship in conjunction with Diamond Light Source (to 2010) In 2009 I was awarded an International Visiting Research Fellowship at University of Sydney, Australia

In 2011, I was awarded a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. My early work focussed on the self-assembly of block copolymers but in the last ten years I have changed direction and now my group's activities mainly concern the self-assembly of peptides, lipopeptides and polymer-peptide conjugates and their bioactivity. I have more than 350 publications (h-index 55).


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