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Tom Oliver awarded prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship for 2015

14 September 2015

Congratulations to Dr Tom Oliver who has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship

The School of Chemistry are looking forward to welcoming Tom Oliver as a newly appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow at the end of September.  

The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The scheme is extremely competitive and University Research Fellows are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

Tom's current research interests include: elucidating the design principles of artificial photosynthetic molecules, and exploring the initial photo-protection pathways of DNA using new ultrafast spectroscopy techniques, alongside those he has previously developed.

Between 2011 and 2015 Tom was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Professor Graham Fleming, pioneering new multidimensional optical spectroscopies to unravel the dynamics of light harvesting complexes and biomolecules. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from the University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor Mike Ashfold.




Further information

More details about Tom's current and past research are available from his website

Full details of University Research Fellowships are available via the Royal Society

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