Stephen Liddle

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Stephen T. Liddle
Born Sunderland, UK
Nationality British
Fields Chemistry
Institutions University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
Edinburgh University
Newcastle University [1]
Alma mater Newcastle University [1]
Doctoral advisor W. Clegg[1]

Stephen T. Liddle is a professor of chemistry at the University of Manchester. He is known for his work on the The Periodic Table of Videos, a series of videos from the University of Nottingham presented on YouTube, which feature educational vignettes on the periodic table. His laboratory research focuses on the chemical properties of lanthanides and actinides.[1]

Liddle's research group was the first to synthesize a molecule with a uranium-nitrogen triple bond (e.g., uranium nitride), which has potential to lead to a more efficient way of synthesizing nuclear fuel.[2][3][4][5]

In 2011 Liddle reported that his researchers at the University of Nottingham had developed a single-molecule magnet based on depleted uranium.[6]

In 2011, the Royal Society of Chemistry awarded Liddle the Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship and the Bill Newton Award.[7][8] In 2015, he received their Corday-Morgan Prize.[9]


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  4. ^ "Simple method for producing a stable form of uranium nitride". Advanced Ceramics Report. International Newsletters. August 1, 2012. [R]esearcher ... Liddle, says: ' could help...extract and separate the 2-3% of the highly radioactive material in nuclear waste.'  Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
  5. ^ "Another 'trophy' for the chemistry cabinet". NewRx Health & Science. NewsRx. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013 (from HighBeam Research).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Czyzewski, Andrew (May 9, 2011). "News: Compound is an attractive prospect". The Engineer. Centaur Communications. Retrieved May 26, 2013 (from HighBeam Research).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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  9. ^ "RSC Corday-Morgan Prize 2015 Winner". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 7 May 2015.