Professor Nick Long holds the Sir Edward Frankland BP Endowed Chair in Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, and has wide-ranging research experience in applied synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry. His research interests focus on transition metal and lanthanide chemistry for the synthesis of functional molecules, homogeneous catalysts and in recent years, probe design and novel methodologies for biomedical imaging. Professor Long has published 210 papers, including several high impact review articles and textbooks – 'Metallocenes' and 'The Chemistry of Molecular Imaging', holds several patents and has successfully graduated 48 PhD students from his research group.
Nick was awarded the 2006 RSC Prize in Organometallic Chemistry, was a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow 2009/10 and in 2011, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was appointed to the Frankland Chair. In 2018, Nick was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit grant (2018–2022). He is also Deputy Director of the successful EPSRC King’s/Imperial Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging (2013–2021, and renewed 2019–2027).