KEYNOTE: Chemistry: a catalyst for change - Royal Society of Chemistry

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.40 to 14.00, Stage 1


Professor Gill Reid CChem FRSC FRSEPresident of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2022 - 2024)

About this presentation

RSC President Gill Reid is a long serving member of the chemical science community and a passionate advocate for our discipline. As she continues on her two year presidency with the Royal Society of Chemistry, join this session to discover the opportunities she sees for our sector and the priorities she has for her time as President.

Speaker Bio:

Gill is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Southampton and served as Head of School between 2016 and 2020.

Her group’s research focuses on synthetic coordination and organometallic chemistry and is motivated by both fundamental studies of new ligand types that explore the influence of metal-ligand combinations on properties and reactivity, as well as more application driven targets.

Particular areas of interest are developing reagents for use in chemical vapour deposition and electrodeposition for the controlled growth of functional semiconducting thin film and nanostructured materials. Metal chalcogenides, in particular, have important technological applications, such as solid-state memory, thermoelectric energy harvesting and battery materials. She also works on the development of metal-chelate scaffolds for binding the fluorine-18 radioisotope towards new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents and has published over 350 research papers.