About me

I have been Professor and Head of Inorganic Chemistry since late 2003 when I relocated from my position as Professor of Chemistry and Materials at Birmingham University, 1993-2003. Before that I was at Cambridge University as Fellow and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Jesus College, 1979-1991.

I am currently Coordinator of the UK Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium. I was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1996 and in 2003 was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Society.


My main interests centre on the electronic properties of solids and liquids, high temperature superconductivity and the storage of hydrogen in solids and the Metal-to-Insulator phase transition.

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