Steve Liddle, a Professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow within the School of Chemistry, has been awarded a major €2.1M Consolidator Grant (CoG) from the European Research Council (ERC).
The ERC CoG scheme aims to identify and support the very best and creative mid-career independent researchers in Europe via 5-year consolidated funding to pursue speculative and ground-breaking frontier research.
Building on preliminary results from recent years (Science 2012, 337, 717; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2012, 109, 9265; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10388; Nature Chem. 2011, 3, 454), which span uranium-nitride synthesis, carbon monoxide reductive homologation, single molecule magnetism, and redox-based routes to uranium-metal bonds, the award aims to support new projects and ideas for fundamental molecular non-aqueous uranium chemistry in order to develop a better understanding of the physicochemical properties of the actinides.
Posted on Thursday 16th January 2014