Professor Paul J Dyson is a professor of inorganic chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Prior to taking up his position at the EPFL in 2002, he held positions at the University of York, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained his PhD. He held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship from 1995–2002.
His research is strongly multidisciplinary and encompasses both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, with an emphasis on sustainability, avoiding toxic volatile solvents where possible, and the use of renewable feedstocks.
In recent years he has co-founded two companies in the area of sustainable chemistry, Embion Technologies and Plastogaz, which are based on discoveries made in his research group.