Martin Schröder (chemist)

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Martin Schröder

Born1954 (age 66–67)
EducationSlough Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of Sheffield (BSc)
Imperial College London (PhD)
AwardsRSC Corday–Morgan Prize (1989)
RSC Tilden Prize (2001)
RSC Award for Chemistry of Transition Metals (2003)
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2005)
RSC Award for Chemistry of the Noble Metals and their Compounds (2008)
RSC Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry (2020)
Scientific career
FieldsInorganic chemistry[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Cambridge
ETH Zurich
University of Edinburgh
ThesisReactions of oxo complexes of osmium and ruthenium (1978)
Doctoral advisorWilliam P. Griffith[2]
Doctoral studentsSihai Yang
InfluencesJack Lewis
Websitewww.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/martin-schroder(5c345b50-12e4-46a3-bb76-ad2ac3b36b18).html

Martin Schröder BSc, PhD, DIC, FRSE, FRSC, MAE is a British inorganic chemist.[1] He is Vice President and Dean for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester since June 2015.[3] He served previously as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2011 to 2015 and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Nottingham from 1995 to 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Martin Schröder was born in Taplow, Berkshire of Estonian refugee parents in 1954,[4] and was educated at Montem Primary School and Slough Grammar School. He is first in family to attend university, and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in 1975 and a PhD and DIC from Imperial College London in 1978 where his research on oxo complexes of osmium and ruthenium was supervised by Professor William P. Griffith.[2]

Career and research[edit]

After postdoctoral fellowships at the ETH, Zürich with Professor Albert Eschenmoser, funded by a Royal Society-Swiss National Foundation Fellowship, and at the University of Cambridge with Professor Jack Lewis, Lord Lewis of Newnham, he was appointed to a Senior Demonstratorship at the University of Edinburgh in 1982. He was subsequently promoted to Lecturer, Reader and then Professor, and in 1995 was appointed to the University of Nottingham as Head and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. He served as Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham from 1999-2005,[5] and as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science (2011-2015). In 2015 he moved to his current position as Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. In 1994 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and in 2016 he was elected Member of Academia Europaea.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, and has published over 540 publications and patents. He has held a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, and has Honorary Degrees from Tallinn Technical University and from Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2020, he was awarded the Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry.[6]

His early independent research focussed on the chemistry of transition metal thioether and aza macrocyclic complexes with particular focus on the stabilisation of unusual oxidation state species. This work led to the isolation and characterisation of unique mononuclear M(I)/(III) (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) and M(II) (M = Ag, Au, Rh, Ir) complexes. His current research focuses on the development of new advanced functional materials, particularly metal-organic framework materials for selective fuel and toxic gas capture, purification and catalysis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin Schröder publications from Europe PubMed Central
  2. ^ a b Schröder, Martin (1978). Reactions of oxo complexes of osmium and ruthenium. london.ac.uk (PhD thesis). Imperial College London (University of London). hdl:10044/1/8148. OCLC 500557068. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.471806. Free to read
  3. ^ Anon (2015). "New Vice-President and Dean for EPS faculty". manchester.ac.uk.
  4. ^ GRO Register of Births: JUN 1954 6a 541 ETON - Martin Schröder, mmn = Kruus'na
  5. ^ Anon (2013). "Martin Schroder at the University of Nottingham". nottingham.ac.uk. University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Professor Martin Schröder | Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry winner 2020". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 16 December 2020.