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Professor Ian Manners

Professor Ian Manners

Professor Ian Manners
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol), F.R.S

Professor of Inorganic & Materials Chemistry

Area of research

Inorganic, Macromolecular, and Materials Chemistry

Office N419
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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+44 (0) 117 928 7650


Ian’s research interests focus on the development of new synthetic approaches involving catalysis and self-assembly and their applications in molecular chemistry, polymer and materials science, and nanoscience. For more details see the Manners Group website under "Links".

Professor Manners is a supervisor in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Synthesis


Ian was born in London, England in 1961 and, after completing his Ph.D., moved first to Germany and then the USA for postdoctoral work. He then joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto in 1990. After 15 enjoyable years in Canada, he moved back to his Alma Mater (University of Bristol, England) in 2006. For more details see the Manners Group webiste under "Links".


Main Group Chemistry, Functional Macromolecules, Self-Assembly.


  • molecular
  • polymer
  • supramolecular
  • materials chemistry
  • self-assembly.



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