Philip Gale

Gale, Philip
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School of Chemistry
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University of Southampton Chemistry
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Phil Gale received his BA (Hons) (1992) in Chemistry from the University of Oxford where he remained to undertake a DPhil (1995) under the supervision of Paul Beer.

He then moved to the University of Texas at Austin where he spent two years as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow in Jonathan Sessler’s group. In 1997 he returned to Oxford and was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship research to study anion complexation chemistry. In 1999 he moved as a Lecturer to the University of Southampton where he is now a Reader in Supramolecular Chemistry. His research interests focus on the supramolecular chemistry of anionic species and in particular the molecular recognition and sensing of anions.

In 2004 he was awarded a SPP-JPP Young Investigator Award and also the Bob Hay Lectureship by the RSC UK Macrocycles and Supramolecular Chemistry Group. He is the recipient of a 2005 Corday-Morgan medal and prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for ‘distinguished contributions to coordination and supramolecular chemistry, in particular selective anion recognition and sensing.’
Phil is the co-editor of the journal 'Supramolecular Chemistry', a member of the editorial board of Chemical Society Reviews and a member of the international editorial advisory boards of Coordination Chemistry Reviews, the Encyclopaedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, Chemistry World and Chemical Communications. In 2004 he joined the International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry (ISMC). He is currently the Director of Postgraduate Admissions in the School of Chemistry and Chairman-Elect of the Mid-Southern Counties local section of the RSC.

Career Highlights

He is the author or co-author of over 130 publications including two books (an Oxford Chemistry Primer on Supramolecular Chemistry with Paul Beer and David Smith (1999) and an RSC Monograph in Supramolecular Chemistry entitled Anion Receptor Chemistry with Jonathan Sessler and Won-Seob Cho (2006)) and a series of highly cited review articles on anion complexation.

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