Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship 2009 winner
University of Edinburgh
Awarded for his work on the design, synthesis and properties of metal coordination complexes that enhances our understanding of d-block molecular nanomagnets.
About the winner
Euan Brechin was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1972. He completed both his BSc and PhD degrees at The University of Edinburgh, the latter under the supervision of Professor Richard Winpenny. After postdoctoral work with Professor George Christou at Indiana University he was awarded a Lloyd's of London Tercentenary Foundation Fellowship at the University of Manchester.
In 2003 he was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship at the same institution, before moving to the University of Edinburgh in September 2004, where he is now Reader in Inorganic Chemistry.
His research interests are in synthetic coordination chemistry, molecular magnetism and the magnetic applications of polymetallic complexes. In particular he is interested in making and characterising single-molecule magnets (SMMs) and magnetic coolants.
Euan Brechin's webpage
Department of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh
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