Jon Preece Ph.D.

Preece, Jon
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Chemistry
Institution Disciplines
University of Birmingham Chemistry
City State / Provence
Birmingham
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Experience

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).

Education

BSc (Honours) First Class from Loughborough University of Technology in Pure Chemistry 1986-1990; PhD from the University of Birmingham 1991-1994

Career Highlights

Career
2004-present
Professor of Nanoscale Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

2000-2004
Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

1999-2000
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

1996-1998
University Research Fellow in Nanoscale Chemistry at the University of Birmingham

1996-1997
Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Germany) in the Research Group of Professor Helmut Ringsdorf

1995-1996
Royal Society Research Fellow at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Germany)in the Research Group of Professor Helmut Ringsdorf

1991-1994
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

1986-1990
BSc (Honours) First Class from Loughborough University of Technology in Pure Chemistry

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