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Prof Andy Cooper Ph.D.

Professor, Director of the Materials Innovation Factory Chemistry


    Personal Statement

    Andy Cooper is a Nottingham graduate (1991), obtaining his Ph.D there in 1994 for the study of organometallic reaction mechanisms at low temperatures and high pressures with Prof. Martyn Poliakoff. After his Ph.D, he held a 1851 Fellowship and a Royal Society NATO Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, working with Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone on polymerisation reactions and phase transfer processes in supercritical CO2 (1995–1997). He then held a Ramsay Memorial Research Fellowship at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in Cambridge, working with Prof. Andrew B. Holmes on polymerisation in supercritical CO2 (1997–1999). In 1998, he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and joined Liverpool in January 1999, where he now holds a Personal Chair. His main research interests are polymeric materials, supercritical fluids, microporous materials, hydrogen storage, metal nanoparticles, organometallics, emulsion-templated materials, and high-throughput materials methodology. He is the founding Director of the Centre for Materials Discovery and the Materials Innovation Factory

    Personal Distinctions

    • 2010 Macro Group Medal (Prize, MacroGroup UK 2012)
    • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (Royal Society 2009)
    • 2009 Corday Morgan Prize (Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry 2009)
    • McBain Medal (SCI /RSC 2007)
    • Industrially-Sponsored Award in Environmentally Friendly Polymers (Royal Society of Chemistry 2005)
    • MacroGroup Young Researchers Award (Macrogroup UK 2002)
    • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, The Royal Society 1999)
    • Ramsay Memorial Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, The Ramsay Memorial Trust 1997)
    • Non-Stipendiary Fellowship, Darwin College, Cambridge (Competitive Fellowship, Darwin College, Cambridge 1996)
    • 1851 Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 1995)
    • NATO Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, The Royal Society 1995)
    • Gertrude Cropper Award (University of Nottingham 1994)

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