Professor Jonathan Steed obtained his BSc (1990) and PhD (1993) degrees at University College London, while working on organometallic chemistry with Derek Tocher. Between 1993 and 1995 he was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama and at the University of Missouri with Jerry Atwood. In 1995 he was appointed as a Lecturer at Kings College London and in 2004 he joined Durham University where he is currently Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.
He is co-author of the books Supramolecular Chemistry (2000, 2009 & 2021), Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry (2007) and around 350 research papers. Since 2020, Professor Steed has been Editor-in-Chief of the ACS journal Crystal Growth & Design and was previously Associate Editor at Chemical Communications and New Journal of Chemistry. He has edited the Encyclopaedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (2004), Organic Nanostructures (2008) and Supramolecular Chemistry from Molecules to Nanomaterials (2012). His awards include the RSC Meldola Medal (1998), Durham’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching (2006), the Bob Hay Lectureship (2008) and the RSC Corday-Morgan Prize (2010). He holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professor Steed's interests are in solid state and pharmaceutical materials chemistry, supramolecular gels and crystal engineering.