Professor Nick Long holds the Sir Edward Frankland BP Endowed Chair in Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. He has wide-ranging research experience in applied synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry.
Nick’s research interests focus on transition metal and lanthanide chemistry for the synthesis of functional materials, homogeneous catalysts and, in recent years, probe design and novel methodologies for biomedical imaging. He has published over 250 papers, including several high impact review articles and textbooks (Metallocenes and The Chemistry of Molecular Imaging). He holds several patents and has successfully graduated 57 PhD students from his research group.
His awards include the 2006 RSC Prize in Organometallic Chemistry and the 2020 RSC Frankland Award. In 2018, Nick was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit grant (2018–2022) and was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2021. He is Deputy Director of the EPSRC King’s/Imperial Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging.