Prof. Ian R. Baxendale

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Department of Chemistry
University of Durham
United Kingdom

Scientific career

2012 - present Professor, Chair of Synthetic Chemistry, University of Durham
2009 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2008 Senior Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2005 Co-founder and director of the Innovative Technology Centre (ITC)
1999 - 2009 Postdoctoral position with Prof. Steven V. Ley, University of Cambridge
1999 Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Pavel Kocovsky, University of Leicester
1995 B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Leicester


Research areas

Prof. Baxendale’s research interests are centered on the design and implementation of new enabling technologies such as Flow Chemical Synthesis (FCS) and Synthesis Automation Methodologies (SAM) for the scale-up and generation complex chemical entities


Thematic issue

Prof. Baxendale edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry together with Dr. Marcus Baumann and Dr. Richard Bourne:

Automated chemical synthesis


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