Chemistry

Department staff

Dr Ben Buckley

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Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Dr Buckley completed his degree in Manchester working with Dr Julia Dickinson and Professor Ian J. S. Fairlamb on the synthesis of alpha pyrone mimics and then moved to Loughborough to carry out a PhD with Professor Philip C. B. Page in the area of organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation. Following this Dr Buckley worked as a PDRA with Professor Philip. C. B. Page for a further year working on the synthesis of N-Heterocyclic carbene ligands with Dr Steven D. R. Christie. In 2004 he was appointed as a university research fellow, working on projects with DSM (Netherlands),  Prof. Harry Heaney, Prof. Graham Hutchings FRS (Cardiff University), and Prof. Frank Marken (Bath University). In September 2007 he was appointed as a Research Councils UK Fellow, in September 2012 to a permanent Lectureship  and in March 2014 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry.

Ben’s current areas of interest include carbon dioxide utilisation, catalysis, green chemistry and electrosynthesis.

Departmental responsibilities:

  • Department Research Coordinator
  • Member of the School Research Committee

Teaching responsibilities:

  • CMA106: Structure and Reactivity 1, 7 Lectures, 1 tutorial
  • CMB102: Laboratory and Skills 2 (Chemistry), Internal examiner
  • CMB103: Laboratory and Skills 2 (MPC), Internal examiner
  • CMB106: Structure and Reactivity 2, 10 Lectures, 5 workshops, 4 seminars
  • CMB109: Laboratory and Skills 2 (Sports Science), Internal examiner
  • CMC001: Modern Aspects of Organic Chemistry, 6 Lectures, 4 workshops
  • CMC026: Investigative Projects
  • CMD001: Research Projects
  • CMD119: New Techniques and Technologies in Chemistry, 8 Lectures
  • CMD213: Biological Organic Chemistry, 6 Lectures, 1 seminar
  • CMD214: Synthesis in Drug Discovery, 6 Lectures, 1 seminar
  • CMP056: Research Training Project
  • Management Board Member, EPSRC Grand Challenge Network CO2Chem 2017-Present
  • Associate Editor, RSC Advances Journal 2014-2016
  • Visiting Professor University of Utah 2014-2015
  • Chairman of the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel 2014-2015
  • Academic Lead EPSRC Grand Challenge Network CO2Chem Fuels Cluster 2012-2014
  • Member of the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel 2008-2016