Prof. John A. Murphy

Associate Editor

Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom

Scientific career

2007 - 2012 Director of the Glasgow Centre for Physical Organic Chemistry (GCPOC)
2006 - 2008 Director of WestCHEM, the newly formed integrated Research School in Chemistry for the West of Scotland
1995 - present Merck-Pauson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde
1993 - 1995 Reader at University of Nottingham
1983 - 1993 Lecturer at University of Nottingham
1976 - 1980 Ph. D. at University of Cambridge
1972 - 1976 B. A. at Trinity College, Dublin


Research areas

Chemical interests are in mechanistic and synthetic chemistry, in reactive intermediates and in the development of new reactions: new reactions in electron transfer, alkaloid synthesis using radical and non radical methods, new reagents for synthesis using phosphorus radicals.


Thematic issue

Prof. Murphy edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:

Physical organic chemistry


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