Craig Banks is Professor of Chemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he carries out research into electrochemistry coupled with additive manufacturing. In 2004, he obtained a DPhil from Oxford University with Professor Richard Compton, followed by two years working with Richard for postdoctoral work. In 2006, he was appointed a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and then moved to Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer in 2007. He has remained at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was promoted to full professorship in 2014.
Craig’s research lies in the field of electrochemistry. He has published over 600 papers and works on next-generation additive manufacturing utilised with water splitting, sensor design, supercapacitors and battery development. He was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize in 2011.