Jon Preece Ph.D.
Jon Preece began his academic research career in the Group of Professor J Fraser Stoddart (Birmingham, 1991-1994) carrying out research in the area of supramolecular chemistry, with particular interest in the design, synthesis and characterisation of materials which could be switched between different states. This interest in materials chemistry led JAP to join the Research Group of Professor Helmut Ringsdorf for a period of two years (1995-1996) where he gained experience in aspects of materials surface science. Currently, the JAP Group carry out research in the area of nanoscale materials science. For example, new nanoscale-materials (i) for electron beam resists, (ii) for the assembly of inorganic/organic hybrid nanoparticles with novel electro-optic, structural and medicinal properties (gene delivery), (iii) for liquid crystals, and (iv) for surfaces used in technological applications. The research is or has been supported by the EPSRC, BBSRC, European Community (RTN, STREP), The Leverhulme Trust and NEDO (Japan), as well as two leading British Companies (BASYSTEMS and BNFL).
EducationBSc (Honours) First Class from Loughborough University of Technology in Pure Chemistry 1986-1990; PhD from the University of Birmingham 1991-1994
Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham
University Research Fellow in Nanoscale Chemistry at the University of Birmingham
PhD from the University of Birmingham with Thesis entitled "From Self-Assembly to Self-Organisation" in the Research Group of Professor J Fraser Stoddart, FRS
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