BSc Chemistry, University of Warwick, 1987.
PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bristol, 1991 (Prof. P. G. Pringle). The Synthesis, Characterisation and Catalytic Properties of Nickel, Palladium and Platinum Complexes with Tris(hydroxymethyl)phosphine and Tris(cyanoethyl)phosphine.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol, 1991-2 (Prof. P. G. Pringle).
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College London, 1992-3 (Prof. A. J. Deeming).
Royal Society Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1993-4 (Prof. B. R. James).
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Loughborough University, 1994-7 (Prof. J. D. Woollins).
Lecturer, Loughborough University, 1997-2008.
Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, 2008-present.
Keen supporter of Leeds United and enjoys, albeit frustrating at times, playing golf.
All aspects of phosphorus chemistry including ligand design and synthesis.
Co-ordination / organometallic chemistry.
Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray crystallography.
Development of new chemosensors.
Functional polymers for medical and energy based applications.
S. J. Coles, S. H. Dale, M. R. J. Elsegood, K. G. Gaw, T. Gelbrich, M. B. Hursthouse, M. E. Light, T. A. Noble and M. B. Smith,
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 859. K. G. Gaw, M. B. Smith, J. B. Wright, A. M. Z. Slawin, S. J. Coles, M. B. Hursthouse and G. J. Tizzard,
J. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 699, 39. G. M. Brown, M. R. J. Elsegood, M. B. Smith and K. Blann,
Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2011, 14, 940. S. E. Durran, M. R. J. Elsegood, S. R. Hammond and M. B. Smith,
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 7136. T. J. Cunningham, M. R. J. Elsegood, P. F. Kelly, M. B. Smith and P. M. Staniland,
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 5216. A. T. Ekubo, M. R. J. Elsegood, A. J. Lake and M. B. Smith,
Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 3703. A. T. Ekubo, M. R. J. Elsegood, A. J. Lake and M. B. Smith,
Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 2633. P. G. Pringle and M. B. Smith, in
Phosphorus(III) Ligands in Homogeneous Catalysis, Eds. P. C. J. Kamer and P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen, Wiley, 2012.
External PhD examiner at University of Bristol, University of Leicester.
Chem. Commun., Dalton Trans., Inorg. Chem., Organometallics, J. Organomet. Chem., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. and other journals. Oral lectures at ICPC2012 (Rotterdam), Dalton2012 (Warwick), ICPC2010 (Wroclaw), ICCC38 (Jerusalem), ICPC2007 (Xiamen).
University Teaching Assessor
CMA102: Fundamental Chemistry (Module Co-ordinator)
CMA106: Transition Metal Chemistry
CMB106: d-Block Organometallic Chemistry
CMC002: Inorganic Medicinal Chemistry
CMC026: Investigative Projects
CMD111: Catalysis, Mechanisms and Industrial Relevance
CMD001: MChem Projects