Tilden Prize 2012 Winner


Professor Harry Anderson
Professor Harry Anderson
University of Oxford

For creating supramolecular materials and molecular wires with unprecedented physical and biological properties, including conjugated porphyrin oligomers, encapsulated p-systems, nanorings and two-photon absorbing dyes.


About the Winner


Harry Anderson is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge with Jeremy Sanders and did postdoctoral work with François Diederich at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He has led an independent research group in Oxford since 1995.

Anderson's research concerns the design and synthesis of functional dyes. He has made many original contributions to the chemistry of supramolecular materials and molecular wires, leading to materials with unprecedented physical and bological properties. He has pioneered the investigation of conjugated porphyrin oligomers, encapsulated ? systems, nanorings and two-photon absorbing dyes, and he has worked closely with physicists and photobiologists to understand the relationship between molecular structure and function.

He has also used supramolecular chemistry to control the structure and properties of extended ?-systems, and he has contributed towards the understanding of cooperatvity in multivalent systems. His work has resulted in fresh insights into the factors controlling long-range electronic coupling and charge-transport in molecular wires. His group is currently developing photo-active molecules for addressing problems in areas such as nanotechnology, neurophysiology and quantum information processing.

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