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Prof Andrew Weller

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Andrew Weller is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Magdalen College. He moved to Oxford in 2007, after starting his independent career at Bath in 1999 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer, being promoted to Reader in 2004. This followed on from postdoctoral positions (Notre Dame USA, Thomas Fehlner; Heriot-Watt, Alan Welch), PhD (Bristol, John Jeffery) and his first degree (Warwick). Research in the Weller group is based upon synthetic organometallic chemistry, and in particular the generation and stabilisation of transition metal complexes with a low coordination number or which are “operationally unsaturated”. Through this he has made significant contributions to topics related to catalysis; C-H, B-H and C-C sigma complexes. Research themes broadly encompass organometallic, inorganic chemistry and catalysis. Weller was the recipient of the inaugural Dalton Transactions European Lectureship award (2008) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Frankland Award (2016). He was a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Visiting Scholar, UBC, Canada (2013/2014); the Howard Fellow, University New South Wales, Australia (2015); visiting Professor University of Perugia (2015), and holder of the Vielberth-Fellowship University of Regensburg (2016). He is a currently holder of a prestigious £2 M EPSRC Established Career Fellowship (2015–2020).