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New head of School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton

Published: 26 July 2010

Professor Phil Gale is the new Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

Phil has also recently been appointed Head of the new EPSRC-funded National Crystallography Service based at Southampton.

Having graduated from Wadham College Oxford with a BA in chemistry in 1992, Phil moved to Linacre College Oxford, graduating with a DPhil in inorganic chemistry in 1995. He spent two years at the University of Texas as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, returning to Oxford in 1997 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow.  

Phil joined Southampton in 1999 and was promoted to a personal chair in supramolecular chemistry in 2007.  His research interests are in the selective recognition, sensing and lipid bilayer transport of anionic species.  

He is the author or co-author of over 170 publications, including two books, and has won a number of research prizes including the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Corday-Morgan medal and prize.

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