Assoc. Prof. of Physical Chemistry
Lee Johnson received a MChem (Hons.) degree from Newcastle University in 2006 before completing a PhD in physical chemistry and electrochemistry at the University of Nottingham. In 2011 he was awarded a EPSRC Doctoral Prize for the development of scanning electrochemical microscopy methods. In 2012 he joined the research group of Prof P. G. Bruce FRS (University of St Andrews 2012-2014, University of Oxford 2014-2017), where he developed a research programme focused on the elementary processes within the lithium-O2 battery. In 2017 he was awarded a Nottingham Research Fellowship and an EPSRC Fellowship in 2018. In 2019 he was promoted to Associate Professor.
Assoc. Prof. of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Graham Newton received his M.Sci. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) from the University of Glasgow. His doctoral studies focused on the synthesis of polynuclear coordination compounds and the use of cold-spray ESI-MS as a means of tracking their self-assembly. Upon completion of his doctorate he moved to the University of Tsukuba to work with Prof. Hiroki Oshio on a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, investigating the synthesis and properties of multi-stable transition metal clusters. He became an Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba in 2011, before moving to the University of Nottingham as a Nottingham Research Fellow in April 2015. He was made Associate Professor in 2022.
Professor of Chemistry
After obtaining his PhD from Dublin City University, Darren took up a research position at the University of Texas in Austin, before moving first to Newcastle University and then to the University of Nottingham. His interests span a range of electrochemical topics, many of which are related to electrochemical energy storage and conversion. He has authored over 80 original research articles and book chapters in the areas of physical and analytical electrochemistry. He performs chemistry demonstration lectures for general audiences and is a presenter on the award-winning Periodic Table of Videos YouTube channel.