Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship 2017 Winner
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Awarded for discoveries made towards understanding the reactivity properties of high-valent late transitional metal oxidants, and towards the functionalisation of 2D nanomaterials through simple coordination chemistry techniques
About the Winner
Aidan hails from Dublin, Ireland. He obtained a first class honours degree from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, in 2002. From 2003 until early 2008 he performed Ph.D. research in the group of Prof. Dr. Gerard van Koten at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. From 2008 until 2012 he was a Postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Lawrence Que, Jr., at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
In 2012 Aidan was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, and was recently (2017) promoted to Associate Professor. Aidan was the holder of a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellowship (2009-11) and was previously a Marie Curie Career Integration fellow (2013-17). In late 2015 Aidan was awarded an ERC starting grant, and in late 2016 a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Aidan was recently (2017) elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe.
Aidan's research group's interests revolve around the coordination chemistry of high-valent late transition metal oxidants and the functionalisation of 2-dimensional nanomaterials.
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