Professor Lee Cronin in Glasgow
|Born||1 June 1973|
|Residence||Glasgow, Scotland, UK|
|Alma mater||University of York|
|Known for||Chemistry, Nanoscience, Self Assembly, Nanotechnology, Polyoxometalates, Supramolecular chemistry, Self-organization, 3D printing|
|Awards||Philip Leverhulme Prize; Corday-Morgan Prize; RSE BP Hutton Prize; Tilden Prize|
|Fields||Chemistry, Nanoscience, Self Assembly, Systems Chemistry, Complex Chemical Systems, Inorganic Biology, Supramolecular chemistry, Self-organization, 3D printing|
|Institutions||University of Glasgow|
University of Birmingham
Research Institute for Electronic Science, University of Hokkaido
University of Bielefeld
University of Edinburgh
|Doctoral advisor||Paul. H. Walton|
Leroy "Lee" Cronin (born 1 June 1973)  is the Regius Chair of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and appointed to the Regius Chair of Chemistry in 2013 (He was previously the Gardiner Chair, appointed April 2009).
Lee Cronin  received his B.Sc. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees from the University of York. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Leverhulme fellow at the University of Edinburgh working with Neil Robertson, and after that he moved to the University of Bielefeld (1999–2000) as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow in the laboratory of Achim Mueller. In 2000 he joined the academic staff at the University of Birmingham, UK, as a Lecturer in Chemistry, and in 2002 he moved to a similar position at the University of Glasgow, UK.
He became Reader at the University of Glasgow in 2005, EPSRC Advanced Fellow and Professor of Chemistry in 2006, and in 2009 became the Gardiner Professor. In 2013 he became the Regius Professor of Chemistry (Glasgow).
Cronin gave the opening lecture at TEDGlobal conference in 2011 in Edinburgh. He outlined initial steps his team at University of Glasgow is taking to create inorganic biology, life composed of non-carbon-based material.
Lee Cronin was the subject of a film entitled Inorganica, which documents the progress of his research in inorganic biology and origins of life.
In 2014 Lee Cronin was recognised as one of the UK’s top 10 Inspiring Sciences and Engineers (RISE)  as well as being recognised as one of the top 100 UK practising Sciences by the UK Science Council 
Cronin has published over 360 papers, given 350 lectures. He runs a large research group and holds EPSRC Programme, Platform Grants and was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.
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- Design and fabrication of memory devices based on nanoscale polyoxometalate clusters C. Busche, L. Vila-Nadal, J. Yan, H. N. Miras, D.-L. Long, V. P. Georgiev, A. Asenov, R. H. Pedersen, N. Gadegaard, M. M. Mirza, D. J. Paul, J. M. Poblet, L. Cronin, Nature , 2014 , 515 , 545-549.
- Decoupled catalytic hydrogen evolution from a molecular metal oxide redox mediator in water splitting B. Rausch, M. D. Symes, G. Chisholm, L. Cronin, Science, 2014, 345, 1326-1330.
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- "University of Glasgow News Review: Tiny molecule is 10,000 times thinner than a single hair".
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4573117.stm Chips squeezed by nanoscale work
- "Making matter come alive".
- "Philip Leverhulme Prize Prizes" (PDF). Leverhulme Trust. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- "Corday-Morgan Prizes". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
- "Leroy (Lee) Cronin - EPSRC website". www.epsrc.ac.uk.
- "Home - The Royal Society of Edinburgh". The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- "Tilden Prize". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- "Leroy Cronin B-7752-2008 - ResearcherID.com". www.researcherid.com.
- "Main Page". www.croninlab.com.