Prof. Neil B. McKeown, FRSC, FRSE

Selfie_with_PIM-1_film.jpgUniversity Appointments

  • 2014-Present    Crawford Tercentenary Chair of Chemistry and Director of Research, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2004-2013    Professor, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University.
  • 1991-2003    Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader, University of Manchester, UK
  • 1989-91    Research Associate, Toronto General Hospital/University of Toronto, Canada.
  • 1987-89    Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Ontario, Canada.

Academic Qualifications:

  • 1984-87    University of East Anglia, PhD, Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
  • 1981-84    University of East Anglia, BSc Hons. ‘Chemistry in the USA’ (First Class).

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, distinguished Lecturer (2018)
  • Tilden Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017).

“for innovations relating to microporous materials from soluble polymers to discrete molecules

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE (elected 2017).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, CChem (2017).
  • Beilby Medal for Materials Chemistry awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (2008).

“for the invention of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs), a new class of porous material

  • Cardiff University Professorial Research Fellow (2004-2009).
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2000-2001).
  • Young Investigator Award – International Committee for Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2000).