More about Tom Welton and Polly Arnold
Tom Welton CChem FRSC, is Chair of our Membership and Qualifications Board
Tom is Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London.
He works with ionic liquids in order to develop sustainable solvent technologies. The central academic aim of his research is to understand how different chemical environments influence reaction processes, and to use this understanding to provide more effective chemical processes by the matching of the reaction with its optimum solvent environment.
Tom was named as one of our 175 faces of chemistry, celebrating and promoting the diversity of the chemical sciences.
Polly Arnold BA MA DPhil CChem FRSC FRSE
Polly has been at the University of Edinburgh since 2007, where she currently holds the Crum Brown Chair of Chemistry. Her interests are in small molecule activation and its application in catalysis, and in f-block structure and bonding.
Polly's work to improve gender equality and diversity in science is detailed in A Chemical Imbalance.