James D. Wilton-Ely

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Born in Oakham, Rutland, UK and educated at Beverley Grammar School, Beverley, East Yorkshire, he went on to study for BSc in Chemistry with a Year in Europe (Florence) and PhD (with Prof. A. F. Hill, at Imperial College London). Following a year as a Fixed-Term Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the same institution, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to work with Prof. Hubert Schmidbaur at the Technical University Munich. After a year working with Prof. David Cole Hamilton at the University of St. Andrews, he took up an independent Ramsay Fellowship at UCL (2003-5) before moving in 2005 to Oxford as Fitzjames Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry in the Chemistry Research Laboratory and Merton College. In 2009 he was appointed to a Lectureship at Imperial College London.

 

PRIZES, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2007

Member of the American Chemical Society

2003

Ramsay Memorial Fellowship

2000

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship

1998

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Charted Chemist (MRSC, CChem)

1994

Evans Medal for Inorganic Chemistry, Imperial College London

 

 

LANGUAGES

Fluency in German and Italian. Enthusiastic but limited attempts at Spanish

 

OTHER INTERESTS

Travel (on all five continents!), photography (images published in newspapers, magazines, calendars and album covers), music (writing songs), football (both playing and as a long suffering follower of Nottingham Forest), cricket (mediocre batsman and better wicketkeeper), badminton and tennis.

 

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